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Bruins Notebook

Injury highlights danger of shot-blocking

Technique is key to Gregory Campbell’s success

GLENDALE, Ariz. - It may have been a coincidence that when Bruins center Gregory Campbell suffered a fractured foot Dec. 10, he wasn’t in his preferred shot-blocking position: on the deck.

Most players prefer to block shots by staying on their skates and making themselves as big as possible to fill shooting lanes. Campbell feels more comfortable sliding.

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