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Old Time Hockey: Bruins’ Gregory Campbell breaks leg, finishes shift

Utterly remarkable stuff from ESPN Boston's Joe McDonald:

Boston Bruins forward Gregory Campbell suffered a broken right leg and is done for the season, according to a team source.

Campbell suffered the injury when he blocked a slap shot by the Penguins' Evgeni Malkin during a Pittsburgh power play in the second period of Wednesday's 2-1 double-overtime victory in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals 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. "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."

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BOSTON, MA - Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, June 6, that forward Gregory Campbell will miss the remainder of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs due to a broken right fibula.

The injury occurred during the second period of Game 3 of the Bruins/Penguins Eastern Conference Final on Wednesday, June 5.

Campbell skated in all 15 playoff games this year with seven points on three goals and four assists, including one game-winning goal. The 29-year-old has appeared in 569 regular season games and recorded 54-89=143 totals with 526 penalty minutes. In 47 playoff games (all with Boston), he has tallied four goals and nine assists.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 06/06/13 at 10:31 AM ET

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