Gregory Campbell Plays with Broken Leg

Jun 5, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Brandon Sutter (16) and Boston Bruins center Gregory Campbell (11) battle for the puck during the first period in game three of the Eastern Conference finals of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Bruins had a hard fought double overtime battle with the Pittsburgh Penguins last night. Many might see the hero of the game as Patrice Bergeron who scored the game winning overtime goal, but to me the hero was Gregory Campbell. Campbell was injured when he blocked a shot from Evgeni Malkin in the second period. After blocking the shot he stayed on for a full minute to finish the penalty kill before heading back to the dressing room. Today a team source has said that Campbell has a broken leg which will keep him out for the remainder of the post-season. That’s right folks Campbell played with a broken leg.

Campbell’s efforts were not lost on his team. Team captain Zdeno Chara had this to say to the media about the play:

“For sure it was an outstanding block by him and you saw that the rest of the time he spent on that kill he was willing to do whatever he could on that one leg, so this one is for sure for him.”

As for the rest of the playoffs the Boston Globe reported that a replacement for Campbell might be Kaspars Daugavins but nothing official has been announced yet.

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Topics: Boston Bruins, Gregory Campbell, Pittsburgh Penguins, Playoffs

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