Campbell done for playoffs

June, 6, 2013
6/06/13
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BOSTON -- Boston Bruins forward Gregory Campbell will miss the rest of the Stanley Cup playoffs after breaking his right fibula in Wednesday night's victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals.

Campbell suffered the injury when he blocked a slap shot from Evgeni Malkin with his right leg during a Pittsburgh power play in the second period of the 2-1 double overtime victory at TD Garden.

After blocking the shot, Campbell remained on the ice for more than a minute in obvious pain and helped the Bruins kill off the penalty.

"The guy had a [shooting] lane and he sacrificed his body and it was a great thing," Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask said after the game. "It's a bad thing he got hurt. He blocks a lot of shots and he took one for the team there and we really wanted to win this for him."

Coach Claude Julien had similar praise for Campbell.

"For what he went through, he showed a lot of guts to stay out there and to still try and play," Julien said. "Obviously it was a pretty serious injury, so that's just the kind of player he is, and it doesn't surprise me, it doesn't surprise his teammates, but certainly it shows the character of that player, and that's why we appreciate having him on our team."

Joe McDonald

Reporter, ESPNBoston.com

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