Bruins tab Daugavins to replace Campbell for Game 4

Pittsburgh Penguins defenceman Deryk Engelland (left) pushes Boston Bruins winger Milan Lucic into...

Pittsburgh Penguins defenceman Deryk Engelland (left) pushes Boston Bruins winger Milan Lucic into Penguins goalie Tomas Vokoun during Game 3 of the NHL Eastern Conference final in Boston, June 5, 2013. (REUTERS/Winslow Townson)

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:42 PM ET

The Daug will have his day.

Boston Bruins winger Kaspars Daugavins will make his debut in the Eastern Conference final in Game 4 Friday, taking the place of injured Gregory Campbell.

Daugavins, who hasn’t played since Game 1 of Boston’s series against the Toronto Maple Leafs on May 1, is ready and coach Claude Julien confirmed after the team’s morning skate that he would play. Daugavins skated with Rich Peverley and Tyler Seguin on the third line.

“I’m ready and I’m excited about the opportunity to play,” said Daugavins. “It’s like a regular day. You are just getting ready for another game. Nothing changes. Another chance to step up. I have to make sure I bring a lot of energy because I haven’t played in awhile. I’ve got to get pucks deep because that’s where my best game is at, down low.”


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