Campbell shows grit battling through injury

Boston Bruins' Gregory Campbell grimaces after being injured during second period play against the...

Boston Bruins' Gregory Campbell grimaces after being injured during second period play against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 3 of their NHL Eastern Conference finals hockey playoff series in Boston, Massachusetts, June 5, 2013. (REUTERS/Brian Snyder)

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:23 PM ET

BOSTON - Boston Bruins forward Gregory Campbell’s last shift of these playoffs will be memorable.

Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli confirmed in a statement Thursday morning Campbell will miss the rest of the NHL playoffs with a broken right fibula he suffered blocking a shot in Game 3 of the East Final Wednesday at the TD Garden against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Campbell was given a standing ovation after hobbling during a penalty kill in the second period.

“For what he went through, he showed a lot of guts to stay out there and to still try and play,” Bruins 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.”




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