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Despite the knowledge that blocking a shot could lead to injury — to a broken right fibula in the case of the Bruins’ Gregory Campbell — there is no room to think about what might happen.
“I don’t think you let those thoughts creep in,” said Shawn Thornton, Campbell’s linemate. “You do whatever it takes this time of year to win games. If that’s blocking shots, you do it.
“You don’t think about the repercussions of whether you can get hit or not. If you start thinking like that, then you might hesitate and that might be the difference between winning and losing.”
Asked about his options for replacing Campbell, coach Claude Julien said, “Lots. We’ve got lots of options. We’ll look at it closer today and make a decision tomorrow.”