It was one of the most inspiration moments of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs but, unfortunately for Gregory Campbell, it will also be his last. During the second period of last night’s Game 3 in Boston, Campbell hit the deck to block an Evgeni Malkin slapshot and wound up taking a puck hard off the side of the leg. Despite appearing seriously injured, Campbell stayed on the ice for nearly a minute to complete his shift on the penalty kill.
Campbell left the ice and had to be helped down the tunnel to the locker room and didn’t return to the game.
According to ESPN Boston’s Joe McDonald, Campbell suffered a broken leg on the play and will not return for the rest of this season.
That’s a big blow for the Bruins considering that Campbell is one of their more underrated depth players and has a big role centering the Bruins Merlot Line, one of the best fourth lines in the league. He’s a guy that does a lot of things well, especially on the defensive end of the ice, and the Bruins will certainly miss his ice time.
Kaspars Daugavins or Carl Soderberg will most likely be promoted to active duty to take Campbell’s place on the roster.