Just 0:57 into the second period of last night’s 3-2 loss to the Puttsburgh Penguins, Bruins rookie defenseman Steven Kampfer suffered a broken nose from an errant Zdeno Chara or Pascal Dupuis stick in the corner.
Here’s a replay of the video (not in English)
“He went to the hospital and he’s got a broken nose, so they were just making sure they were checking up on everything and right now that’s what we’ve found out from them checking him out.” said head coach Claude Julien after the game. “We’re going to find out more of the severity of it and what it’s going to consist of and so on and so forth. And probably be able to give you guys as much as we can tomorrow.”
Kampfer played just six shifts in 5:54 of ice time before the incident, finishing with a minus-2 and one registered hit. Blood was pouring from his face onto the ice surface before he skated off under his own will, alongside a member of the Bruins’ medical staff.
“I think it might have been my stick that got him, I’m not 100% sure but obviously it was a battle and then my stick got high and hit Stevey.” said Bruins’ captain Zdeno Chara on the incidental contact. “It was just an unfortunate play.
“He’s been playing really well. He’s been really solid for us.” Chara added. “Obviously for the young guys playing, the game, the way he’s playing, it’s a big impact. Hopefully he’ll be OK.”
In 18 games with the Bruins this season, Kampfer has 4-2-6 totals, with a plus-4 rating, and 32 shots on goal.