Bruins' Kampfer named AHL All-Star

BOSTON -- Tim Thomas and Zdeno Chara weren’t the only Bruins players to be named All-Stars on Tuesday.

While Boston’s goaltender and captain will be heading to Raleigh, N.C., for the NHL All-Star game on Jan. 30, rookie defenseman Steven Kampfer was named an AHL All-Star on Tuesday.

Kamper, who has played 15 games for the Bruins since his recall from Providence on Dec. 8, was informed of his AHL nomination by P-Bruins coach Rob Murray.

“It’s exciting to be named to the All-Star game for the AHL,” said Kampfer. “It’s exciting, but obviously you want to stay here and hope that you’re up here during that week.

“If you’re going to miss an All-Star game, I think that’s the only one you want to miss because you’re [in the NHL]. At the same time, it’s an honor being named and I’m happy for every other guy who was named as well.”

It’s a safe bet Kampfer will remain in Boston and the AHL will have to find a replacement for him.