Campbell was waived by the Coyotes on Tuesday, James Mirtle of The Athletic Toronto reports. The 'Yotes have completely retooled their right defense, using free agency and trades to stuff the roster with experienced skaters. Jason Demers, Niklas Hjalmarsson and Luke Schenn are now in the desert, rendering Campbell expendable. Given that he's a 29-year-old with only 42 NHL games (with the Avalanche) under his belt, we can confidently say that he shouldn't be rostered in any fantasy league.
Campbell secured a one-year, two-way deal with Arizona on Saturday. With a plethora of young talent in Toronto, Campbell was never able to crack the Leafs' lineup last season -- instead spending the year down with AHL Toronto. While in the minors, the towering blueliner notched six goals and 16 assists along with an impressive plus-20 rating. The 29-year-old should have a better chance of securing regular minutes in the desert, where the team is once again rebuilding -- as it seems to be every year.
Campbell was placed on waivers by Toronto on Sunday, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports. Campbell was an unlikely candidate to earn a roster spot out of training camp and has expectedly received the axe Sunday. He should pass through waivers and would then be sent to AHL Toronto.
Campbell sustained an upper-body injury in Saturday's game against the Devils and will not return, Paul Hendrick of Leafs TV reports. Campbell left after just 2:01 of ice time, but not before notching a secondary assist on a P.A. Parenteau goal -- his first and only point with the parent club this campaign. Hopefully the injury ends up being a non-issue, as Campbell is one of many prospects that earned valuable time in the NHL to expedite his professional development. This season, the 6-foot-4, 206-pound defenseman has collected 23 points in 65 games with the Marlies, the first team to clinch a spot in the AHL playoffs.
Campbell was recalled from AHL Toronto on Thursday. Campbell has yet to make his season debut but has proven to be a sound shutdown man with the Marlies, having recorded a plus-39 rating in 65 games. The Leafs are looking at as many players from their minor-league system as possible, hence moving eight players around the organizational ranks Thursday.
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