Two months ago, when the lockout ended, Jordan Caron was not among the players summoned to Boston for the start of the season.


Caron was sidelined with a shoulder injury. But even if healthy, Caron might not have been deserving of a recall. Save from a three-goal game on Oct. 19, 2012, Caron had not made the most of his stint in Providence.

“I wanted to do well, obviously,” Caron said. “But things weren’t going in. I was maybe squeezing my stick a little too much. Things weren’t going in. When that happens, you start thinking a lot on the ice. You stop skating. That’s not the right thing to do.”

The Bruins are banking that Caron’s recent stretch — the third-year pro has goals in his last two games — will continue with the big club. The Bruins recalled Caron prior to Friday’s practice at Ristuccia Arena, and he practiced on the third line with Chris Kelly, Rich Peverley, and Jay Pandolfo. Caron replaced Chris Bourque, who cleared waivers on Friday and was assigned to Providence.

It’s possible Caron could make his season debut in Saturday’s matinee against Philadelphia at TD Garden.

“The team is doing well right now,” Caron said. “I just want to come up here, contribute, play my game, be good defensively, and try to produce offensively, too.”