Jordan Caron wasn’t going to deny he’s “a little nervous” with the trade deadline looming on Wednesday afternoon. The 23-year-old former first round pick is most likely in his final year with the Boston Bruins while struggling as the team’s 13th forward, and the sense is that Boston’s front office will do whatever they can to salvage an asset approaching free agency.

One half-suspected of the big reasons behind Caron’s presence in the Bruins lineup was so scouts could get a fresh look at a player that’s been stuck on the bench for more than a month. Perhaps the promising 12:18 of ice time was enough for another NHL GM to sign off on giving Caron a better shot in a now environment, but the winger isn’t even sure he wants to leave Boston.

“Of course, I’m a little bit nervous, but that’s out of my control. I’ll try to get some sleep tonight, and we’ll see what’s going to happen tomorrow,” said Caron. “I’ve been here for four years now. I know everyone and we have a great bunch of guys, so it will be interesting what’s going to happen tomorrow.

“It’s completely out of my control so I’m going to try not to think about it too much tonight and wait until 3:30 [p.m. tomorrow].”

In addition to the assist with a shot on net and blocked another four shots in an effort where Caron truly filled out the scoresheet. Caron responded with his best effort in recent weeks while notching an assist on Jarome Iginla’s goal in a 4-1 win for the Black and Gold.