Ference out; Rask, Kampfer in for B's

Ference out; Rask, Kampfer in for B's
February 28, 2011, 12:14 am
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By JoeHaggerty
EDMONTON, AB Andrew Ference will miss Sunday nights game against the Edmonton Oilers with a lower body injury, and 22-year-old defenseman Steve Kampfer will be back in the lineup for Boston.I know hes not playing tonight, and hopefully well have a better assessment of him moving forward, said Julien. I dont know what the plan is right now, but I suspect the plan is that hell stay with us.Claude Julien said there was nothing further on Ferences injury, and that there werent any plans for the blueliner to be sent back to Boston for medical evaluation prior to Tuesday night following the game in Ottawa against the Senators. Ference injured himself in the first period of the win over the Canucks, and never returned to the game following the incident.Kampfer was scratched in each of the last two games for the Bruins after netting just a single point in the previous 10 games, and was displaced in the Bs lineup once Boston traded for puck-moving Tomas Kaberle.We want to see him play well and move the puck well. Hes one of those guys in his first year with some ups and downs and growing pains, said Julien. Weve got seven healthy defensemen, so theres always going to be somebody sitting out. Its not always about what we want to see out of him.Julien also informed that the Bs will start Tuukka Rask in net against the Oilers after the young netminder had put together his first two-game winning streak of the season in victories over the Islanders and Senators last week.
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