With Mark playing steady and smart throughout this season, it will be a blow to the Bruins defense corp. However, with Steven Kampfer being called up from Providence he represents another option to the Bruins defense, Offense.
Steven may not be as physical as Mark, but he gives the Bruins an added offensive punch to their defense. He has scored a few goals and has lots of assists in Providence. Just like Boychuk and McQuaid matured in the AHL, Kampfer will fit in nicely playing alongside Chara.
However, this band-aid solution does not address the immediate need for a puck-moving D-man. The Bruins will be active right up to the NHL trade deadline to make a move. Look for player like Keith Yandle or Tomas Kaberle to be in a Bruin uniform soon. Go Bruins!