Kukla's Korner Hockey
by George Malik on 06/19/13 at 02:03 AM ET
According to ESPN Boston's James Murphy, Gregory Campbell will need 6 to 8 weeks to recover from his broken right leg, and the Bruins expect him to be ready to go for training camp. Campbell addressed the media on Wednesday, and he didn't suggest that blocking an Evgeni Malkin shot during the Eastern Conference Final was a heroic act. Instead, it was just a hockey player doing his job:
Just how much pain was he in after getting drilled by Evgeni Malkin's shot?
"I mean, it hurt a little bit," Campbell said. "It was sore. But your adrenaline's going pretty good at that point. You're stuck on the ice with a couple of the best players in the world. You really don't have much time to think about anything else but trying to help out and kill a penalty."Campbell also said that he knew something was different about the pain he was feeling, but was not certain he had a broken leg at the time.
"I've got asked that a few times: 'Did you know it was broken?' You know, I can't say with 100 percent certainty that I knew it was broken," Campbell said. "But I felt like it was a different feeling. I blocked a few shots before. This just seemed different. Then once I was able to get back to my feet, I was not positive, but fairly sure that there was something wrong. I don't have X-ray vision, so I didn't know at the time that it was broken for sure."
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