Campbell has passed through waivers unclaimed and his contract has been officially terminated by the Blue Jackets, Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch reports. Campbell refused to accept an assignment to the AHL and has finally been granted release after a long standoff. He's now free to sign with other clubs, should he receive interest.
Campbell was placed on unconditional waivers Saturday, Aaron Portzline reports. Campbell refuses to report to AHL Cleveland, as he's said in the past that he doesn't want to take a spot away from a young prospect. That speaks volumes about the veteran pivot's character, but rules are rules, and the nobleman will be bought out of his contract to become an unrestricted free agent; assuming he clears waivers, of course.
Campbell was suspended by the Blue Jackets on Saturday for failing to report to AHL Cleveland, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports. Campbell did not report to the minor-league club after clearing waivers Saturday and as a result, he'll be temporarily restricted from competitive action until his dispute is resolved. The 32-year-old center will have to forfeit his $1.3 million salary this season for failing to come to the Monsters.
While Campbell has cleared waivers with the purpose of being reassigned to AHL Cleveland, the veteran center will not report to the minor-league club, Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch reports. As noted in the report, this is not a sign of malcontent from Campbell -- it's quite the contrary, as the 32-year-old's agent said, "He was a young player at one point in time, and older players didn't come in and take his position away. He doesn't want to do that." Campbell will have to forfeit $1.3 million in salary if he officially refuses to report to the minors, and a suspension could be forthcoming. Either way, he should be off the radar in most fantasy circles.
Campbell was placed on waivers for reassignment Monday, Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch reports. Campbell played all 82 games for the Blue Jackets last season, but at 32 years old, may have lost a step and was beat out for a spot by Matt Calvert and Scott Hartnell. The veteran, who hasn't played in the minors since 2006, will be reassigned to the defending Calder Cup Champions, AHL Cleveland unless claimed off the waiver wire.
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