Thornton hopeful Campbell ready for camp

MIDDLETON, Mass. -- It’s been more than two months since Boston Bruins forward Gregory Campbell suffered a broken right leg in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals, and with training camp less than a month away, it’s possible he’ll be ready on time.

Campbell suffered the season-ending injury blocking a slap shot by the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Evgeni Malkin on June 5 at TD Garden. Despite being in obvious pain, Campbell remained on the ice for nearly a full minute and continued to kill off a penalty. Not having Campbell available for the Stanley Cup finals against the Chicago Blackhawks hurt the Bruins’ chances to win a second title in a three-year span.

Campbell’s linemate Shawn Thornton held his annual “Putts & Punches” charity golf tournament Monday at Ferncroft Country Club and said he recently spent time with his teammate.

“He was at the house. He was in town for something and I lent him my car because he’s too cheap to rent one, so he was over the house couple of weeks ago,” Thornton said with a laugh. “He looks pretty good. He’s up, walking around and he said he’s been working out. He looks good, so I’m hoping he’s ready to go for the start of the camp.”

Training camp officially begins on Sept. 11 for the Bruins.