Almost two months since Gregory Campbell last wore his skates his curiosity was irritating him more than if a prankster had sprinkled itching powder in his hockey pants.
What would it feel like to slip his skate on over his surgically repaired still-recovering right foot?
"I actually felt the screws because of where the incision was and where the plate is" the Boston Bruins center told NHL.com this week during a phone conversation from his home in Kitchener Ontario. "So it's underneath my skate there on the side. So when I tightened it up and I moved my ankle back and forth I actually felt the screws which surprised me because I didn't think I would. But I was talking to people; I have to tweak the boot a little bit so there's not much pressure on the area."
That day a couple of weeks ago Campbell was scheduled for an important X-ray to see if he could resume skating and running for the first time since his right fibula was broken by an Evgeni Malkin slap shot in Game 3 of the Ea...