Julien says there are "lots of options" with Campbell out
With Gregory Campbell out for the remainder of the postseason with a broken right fibula, Bruins coach Claude Julien said there were "lots of options" to replace him. Of course, Julien wouldn't elaborate on exactly what that means.
"Lots. Lots of options," Julien said. "Just lots of options. We'll look at them closer today and make the decision tomorrow.
"We've just got to make sure we get something out of all our lines right now. I think that's the most important thing for us. That's where our decisions are going to have to be made: How do we make it work so that we continue to have four lines?"
The problem for the Bruins is that they don't really have a comparable player to stick on the fourth line with Daniel Paille and Shawn Thornton. That might mean some reshuffling with the third line, using either Jordan Caron or Kaspars Daugavins. But nothing has been decided yet, according to Julien.
Meanwhile, there was quite a bit of praise for Campbell, who was not in the locker room this afternoon, for remaining on the ice for 50 seconds in Game 3 to finish out his shift on that broken leg.
"We get that from him every night," Julien said. "That's the kind of player he is. He's a real dedicated individual to his work and to his game. What he did yesterday, it surprised a lot of people but it didn't surprise us. That's just the way he is."
- Amalie Benjamin, Globe Bruins reporter
- Fluto Shinzawa, Globe NHL reporter