Boston Bruins move on after Campbell 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 series Wednesday. (REUTERS/Brian Snyder)

Chris Stevenson, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:11 PM ET

The Boston Bruins have lost forward Gregory Campbell for the rest of the playoffs with a broken right fibula and rarely has the loss of a fourth liner been mourned by so many.

Campbell was one of the mainstays of the Bruins so-called “Merlot Line” (named after the colour of its practice sweaters) and an anchor on the crack penalty-killing unit which has blanked the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Bruins have killed off all 11 Penguins power plays, including six in Wednesday’s 2-1 double overtime win in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference final.

The Merlots – Campbell, Shawn Thornton and Daniel Paille – made up the best fourth line in these playoffs.

Just ask the New York Rangers, who were done in by the Merlots in the second round.

That and the ability of Bruins head coach Claude Julien to roll four lines.

Julien said Thursday he has lots of options when it comes to replacing Campbell.

“Well, we’ve just got to make sure we get something out of all of


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