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Video: Bruins’ Campbell should be ready for start of training camp

Aug 12, 2013, 8:30 PM EDT

With one play, Gregory Campbell epitomized what players will do to win in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

The Boston Bruins forward suffered a broken leg blocking an Evgeni Malkin slap shot in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference final against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Campbell, in extreme pain, somehow struggled to his feet and finished his penalty-killing shift before hobbling off the ice.

The Bruins’ fans, in appreciation, began chanting ‘Camp-bell! Camp-bell!‘ Courageous as it was, the injury forced him out of the playoffs.

However, as Joe Haggerty of reports, Campbell is “…on track to be ready for the start of training camp next month.”

“He was in town a couple of weeks ago, and he borrowed my car because he’s too cheap to go out and rent one,” Bruins enforcer Shawn Thornton

“He looks pretty good. He’s up walking around, and he said that he’s working out. He looks good, so I’m hoping he’s ready to go at the start of camp.”

  1. jacketsfan7 - Aug 12, 2013 at 9:34 PM

    Great news from an awesome player , you need this guy if you want to win a cup

  2. govtminion - Aug 12, 2013 at 9:37 PM

    That play still makes me shake my head. Amazing.

  3. pensman29 - Aug 12, 2013 at 10:52 PM

    100% man is what Campbell is.

  4. Moop - Aug 13, 2013 at 2:33 AM

    That shift on his broken leg seems to have silenced all the people who think Campbell isn’t good or think he and his teams get special treatment because his dad works for the league.

  5. jcmeyer10 - Aug 13, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    Pretty sure I know which jersey I am getting for the 2013-14 campaign.

    Go B’s.

  6. pastabelly - Aug 13, 2013 at 4:54 PM

    Campbell really raised the level of his game last year. Hate to say it because they’re obviously good friends, but Campbell needs a better linemate than Thornton. Campbell’s line really could be a good third line, with Paille and someone who can put the puck in the net. Sorry Shawn.

  7. tdrusher225 - Aug 13, 2013 at 6:02 PM

    Man, they sure missed him in the Final. So great to have a player like that on the team I root for. If my kids grow up to have even half the guts and courage he has, I’ll be pretty proud.

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