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Bruins injury roundup: Stitches for Gregory Campbell, uncertainty for Johnny Boychuk

10.23.10 at 10:39 pm ET

The Bruins had a couple of first-period injury scares in their 3-2 loss to the Rangers, and it appears that one could be more serious than the other.

Johnny Boychuk took a slash from Brandon Dubinsky, and despite getting back onto the ice following a trip to the training room, did not play in the second or third periods. Whatever injury he sustained on his upper hand on the play should be revealed in the coming days, as an MRI was scheduled for the defenseman.

Gregory Campbell, meanwhile, took a shot off the back of the head more than halfway through the first. He went to the training room to get stitches and was back on the ice in the second period. The fourth-line center and penalty killer underwent verbal and memory tests as well to rule out whether a head injury was a possibility.


Campbell took his second high-sticking penalty of the season with 30 seconds remaining in the second period. He said after the game that it’s not a reputation he wants to develop.

“I don’t mean to high stick anybody,” Campbell said following the game. “I am a pretty honest player. I don’t like spending time in the box, especially when we’re behind. The team did a great job of killing [the penalty], but it was unintentional.”

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