Campbell rejoined the Blackhawks by agreeing to a one-year contract Friday, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports. Campbell originally put pen to paper on an eight-year deal with the Blackhawks valued at $7.1 million annually, which carried over to the Panthers in a straight-up trade for Rostislav Olesz in June of 2011. It's not clear at this point how much Campbell will earn under the new deal, but bringing the talented defender back to the Windy City on a short-time deal seems reasonable. The 37-year-old won a Stanley Cup with Chicago as part of the 2009-10 season, and won the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy one season later for his sportsmanship. Campbell can still get it done for fantasy owners, as evidenced by his 31-point effort with the Panthers last season. Better yet, he hasn't missed a regular-season game in three years.
Campbell racked up a goal, an assist and a plus-4 rating Tuesday in a 7-4 win over Buffalo. That's now eight points in the last nine games for Campbell, a marked departure from his previously worse-than-mediocre work over the past year and a half. It's hard to say that this will continue, but he's definitely benefiting from the Panthers' team-wide improvement. And it's nice for him to have a big night at the expense of the Sabres, who drafted Campbell 19 years ago; he spent parts of eight seasons in a Buffalo sweater.
Campbell racked up two helpers -- both on the power play -- in Tuesday's 5-1 win over Toronto. The good times keep rolling for Campbell, who is now riding a four-game point streak. The 36-year-old defenseman is an impressive plus-16 and is on pace for the eighth 30-point season of his NHL career, so it wouldn't hurt to pick him up while he's hot.
Campbell scored his third goal of the season in 24:12 of ice time in Friday's win over Chicago. That's points in back-to-back games for Campbell, who was named second star of the game Friday. The 36-year-old is having a quiet year offensively with just 16 points in 47 games, but he's playing a huge role for the Panthers, averaging 21:38 of ice time and sporting a plus-14 rating. The puck-moving blueliner remains a decent offensive contributor, but at age 36, his 50-point days are likely over.
Campbell tallied an assist while logging 26:31 of ice time in Monday's defeat to Edmonton. At 36-years-old, Campbell is still producing at a high level and logging plenty of ice time. While he's down almost two minutes per game from last season, he's still capable of logging nearly a half-hour when called upon. He has two goals and 15 points this season including five assists on the power play and a shorthanded goal.
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