Bruins’ Gregory Campbell says broken leg ‘hurt a little bit’

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As soon as Gregory Campbell returned, the ribbing started.

The shorts. The tan. The white jeans.

“You can’t give him a break just because he’s on crutches,” Shawn Thornton said. “You don’t get a free pass.”

Campbell had been away from the Bruins for almost two weeks, since breaking his right leg in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Penguins. He broke it while blocking a shot, and then played for another 47 seconds before he could make it off the ice. The play cost him the rest of the postseason but it helped push the Bruins to the Stanley Cup Final.

“We’re happy to see him,” Thornton said. “He laid it all out there for us.”

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