Boston forward Gregory Campbell emerged as the latest inspirational figure during this Bruins playoff run, skating on a broken leg for 45 seconds as the Penguins closed in on a power-play goal Wednesday in Game 3. Had he not gotten to his feet, the Pens would have had a clear 5-on-3.
Boston GM Peter Chiarelli announced Thursday that Campbell is done for the season after breaking his right fibula. Campbell broke the bone while initially blocking a slap shot by Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin.
"For what he went through, he showed a lot of guts to stay out there and to still try and play," Bruins head coach Claude Julien said. "Obviously, it was a pretty serious injury. So that's just the kind of player he is and it doesn't surprise me. It doesn't surprise his teammates, but certainly it shows the character of that player, and that's why we appreciate having him on our team."
Campbell had been part of the B's vaunted fourth line this postseason as it emerged as a huge difference-maker. Campbell posted three goals and four assists in the playoffs.