Daugavins to step in, replace Campbell in Game 4
BOSTON (WHDH) -- Kaspars Daugavins is being called in to replace Gregory Campbell in Game 4 against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
“It’s hard to watch games from the top. It’s easier to play than watch, so, I’ve been waiting for this moment all playoffs,” said Daugavins.
Daugavins did play in the Bruins postseason debut against Toronto.
The Bruins expect Daugavins will fit right in.
“We’ve always said we’ve got depth in this team and we showed it when injuries crept up…and now we’ve got an injury up front and he’s going to have to step in and do his job,” said Bruins Coach Claude Julien.
“Daugy skates extremely well, gets in the forecheck, makes smart plays, plays all three zones. He’s got pretty good hands. I’m sure he’s excited,” said forward Chris Kelly.
Daugavins is ready to roll for the Bruins Friday night in Game 4 against the Pittsburgh Penguins, but it looks like Chris Kelly will get the call to actually replace Campbell on the line formerly known as merlot.
“Soup (Campbell) does a lot of things for this hockey team, a lot of things that maybe go unnoticed outside this locker room. It’s tough to replace,” said Kelly.
Campbell broke his right leg when he stopped a shot in the Bruins double-overtime win against the Penguins in Game 3.