BOSTON—According to a tweet from ESPNBoston.com Boston Bruins reporter Joe McDonald , center Gregory Campbell is out for the rest of the postseason with a broken right leg. McDonald tweeted the following earlier this morning.
Source: Campbell done with a broken right leg.
The 29-year-old’s injury was a result of self-sacrifice. On the powerplay, he dove in front of an Evgeni Malkin rocket that left him stunned and unable to move. He then tried valiantly to keep himself involved in the play, but it was obvious that he was in serious pain. His willingness to “take one for the team” was not lost on his teammates.
“People are pretty impressed with what he did,” defenseman Andrew Ference said. “You see him block that shot and then do everything he can to get in the way of the passes and whatnot. I don’t know how to describe it — you saw the next couple shifts after that and some guys got really lifted up. It’s amazing what guys can do in playoffs.”
Campbell has recorded two assists in the Bruins’ current series against the Pittsburgh Penguins in addition to four shots on goal. He is a key part of Boston’s fourth line dubbed the “Merlot Line”, and he along with Daniel Paille and Shawn Thornton make a formidable trio. In the regular season, he tallied four goals and nine assists for a total of 13 points in 48 games.
His performance during the playoffs as a whole has been admirable as he has recorded three goals and four assists for a tally of seven points in 15 games. The loss of Campbell is a substantial blow to a line that is known for bringing its energy and aggressiveness. However, if there is one thing that is evident about the Bruins this postseason and a trademark of the team in general , it is that they are resilient and can overcome obstacles if need be.