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Canadiens could lose Campoli for 'months'

Posted on: October 8, 2011 2:40 pm
Edited on: October 8, 2011 3:04 pm
CC1By: Adam Gretz

The Montreal Canadiens picked up Chris Campoli in an effort to boost their depth on the blue line, in large part because veteran Andrei Markov is still having some complications with his knee injury that sidelined him for much of last season. Unfortunately, the signing of Campoli, which took place just two weeks ago, has only managed to add to their injury problems on defense, as the veteran managed to make it through just one regular season before having to be sidelined himself. 

According to head coach Jacques Martin, Campoli could be out of the lineup for "months" as a result of a lower body injury he suffered in Montreao's season-opening 2-0 loss to Toronto on Thursday. He played just 11 minutes and was reportedly spotted on crutches after the game. There's no word yet as to what sort of injury he suffered, but based on the potential timeline for his return it's obviously a serious one.

He was availablle as a free agent after the Chicago Blackhawks walked away from him in arbitration, allowing him to hit the open market. He remained unsigned until Sep. 26 when the Canadiens signed him to a deal worth a little over $1 million. He recorded four goals and 17 assists with the Senators and Blackhawks last season.

The Canadien's depth on the blue line is going to get a serious test in the early going until Markov is ready to return, and all of the pressure will fall on P.K. Subban, Jaroslav Spacek, Hal Gill, Josh Gorges and Yannick Weber to carry the workload.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 15, 2011 4:08 pm
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Since: Nov 16, 2007
Posted on: October 9, 2011 11:47 pm

Canadiens could lose Campoli for 'months'

Yes the police forces across Canada should investigate the ever on-going mystery as why the crappy Maple Laughs still have the longest Stanley Cup drought in the history of the NHL, and  worse cannot even seem to make the playoffs year after year after year while having maxed out their salary cap during those + 40 years.

Since: Mar 2, 2008
Posted on: October 9, 2011 10:27 pm

Canadiens could lose Campoli for 'months'

Basically he has a sports hernia, but the Montreal management people don't want to admit that.  It happens, hernias can take months to heal.

Since: Oct 9, 2011
Posted on: October 9, 2011 1:13 pm

Canadiens could lose Campoli for 'months'

same old news....toooo small and hence too injury prone.....glory years are far far away

Since: May 15, 2009
Posted on: October 8, 2011 10:01 pm

Canadiens could lose Campoli for 'months'

maybe the montreal police should launch an investigation about this injury.

Since: Sep 16, 2007
Posted on: October 8, 2011 8:47 pm

Canadiens could lose Campoli for 'months'

That worked out well. I have a feeling this will be a bad season for the Habs. I mean even worse than usual.

Since: Sep 5, 2009
Posted on: October 8, 2011 4:30 pm

Canadiens could lose Campoli for 'months'

There is and old saying "caveat emptor"i guess the Hab's have to take this one on the chin.

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