Kampfer was assigned to the Rangers minor league affiliate, AHL Hartford, after his acquisition from the Panthers on Tuesday, Harvey Fialkov of the Sun Sentinel reports. Kampfer was acquired earlier Tuesday along with a conditional seventh-round draft pick for defenseman Dylan Mcllrath. While Kampfer has 38 games of NHL experience under his belt, he's managed to notch only four points during that time. He'll likely remain with the minor-league club for the foreseeable future and is all but irrelevant in fantasy formats.
The Panthers traded Kampfer to the Rangers on Tuesday along with a conditional seventh-round draft pick for Dylan McIlrath, TSN's Bob McKenzie reports. Kampfer was waived by the Panthers on Sunday, as the club had little use for the oft-injured blueliner who has only drawn into one game this season. For the Rangers, Brady Skjei and Kevin Klein have garnered consistent playing time as bottom-pairing defensemen and Adam Clendening is available as a spare, so Kampfer might be hard-pressed to start out with the parent club.
Kampfer, who was placed on waivers Sunday, remains with the team for the time being, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports. In order to be sent down to the minors, Florida had to first waive Kampfer, but having cleared Monday, the team can retain him in the majors. The 28-year-old has suited up just once this season, so it seems likely he will be a temporary stand in until some of the injured Panthers are cleared to return.
Kampfer was put on waivers by the Panthers on Sunday, Hervey Fialkov of the Sun Sentinel reports. If Kampfer clears waivers, he'll head to AHL Springfield. The 28-year-old only played in one game with Florida, and didn't look spectacular, so he should clear.
Kampfer will make his season debut Saturday afternoon against host Buffalo, Joe Yerdon of NHL.com reports. Kampfer will take the place of Mike Matheson, who appears to be a healthy scratch. This will be a big game for Kampfer, as he'll have a chance to see how his surgically repaired knee holds up to the rigors of game action. In August, the Michigan native said he played through pain last season; he was limited to 47 games, with four assists going down as his only points in that span.
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