BOLTON — With training camp starting on Wednesday, it appears that Gregory Campbell will be ready for the start of the season in October after spending the summer rehabbing from the broken leg that ended his season in the Eastern Conference Finals.
But that doesn’t mean that everything is healed.
As Campbell said on Monday morning at The International in Bolton, where the Bruins played in a golf tournament, “I’m going to feel it for a while.”
Campbell said he spent the summer trying to push himself to do whatever he could, whenever the doctors gave him the green light to progress.
“I’m trying to go 100 percent,” Campbell said. “I have to kind of go at my own level and make sure I’m progressing in a way that’s going to benefit me in the long run, so if there’s things I don’t feel comfortable doing, I kind of hold back a little bit.”
Campbell has skated with the team three times, and said he has felt better after each session. He has modified his skates with extra padding that molds to his leg when it heats up. That’s something he’s likely going to continue into the season, as he still needs to protect the area to some degree.
“I think there’s still going to be some pain there and that’s just something I’m going to have to work through,” Campbell said.