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.
Andrew Campbell has signed a two-way contract with the Maple Leafs.
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