Kampfer (hand) has signed a one-year deal with Ak Bars Kazan of the KHL, Matt Porter of The Boston Globe reports. Kampfer, who turns 33 in September, logged two goals and five points in 20 games with the Bruins this past season. The veteran blueliner is still recovering from hand surgery, but once he's cleared to play, he'll look to see more steady ice time with his new team after profiling as a depth option for Boston over the past few years.
Kampfer (hand) will need another 2-3 months to fully recover from hand surgery, Conor Ryan of MassLive.com reports. Based on his timeline, Kampfer should be cleared just in time for the start of training camp in the fall, though it could impact his offseason conditioning program. The veteran blueliner is set to hit the open market this offseason unless he can secure a contract extension in the coming weeks. Regardless of where he ends up, the Michigan native is unlikely to offer much in the way of fantasy value given his limited offensive upside.
Kampfer is recovering from hand surgery, Joe Haggerty of BostonHockeyNow.com reports. It was previously reported that the veteran blueliner was dealing with an arm injury, but GM Don Sweeney clarified that a hand issue is what will sideline Kampfer indefinitely. The 32-year-old, who recorded two goals and five points in 20 games this past season, is off the fantasy radar in all but the deepest of formats, but the Bruins will miss the valuable depth provided by Kampfer's ability to seamlessly step into the team's lineup when called upon.
Coach Bruce Cassidy said Sunday that Kampfer has an arm injury and won't be available for the remainder of the playoffs, Conor Ryan of MassLive.com reports. It's unclear how the veteran suffered the arm injury, but as evidenced by this news, it's serious enough to keep him out for a significant amount of time. Kampfer was solid in depth duties on defense this season, recording five points, 20 hits and 24 blocks across 20 games. With Kampfer sidelined, expect Connor Clifton and Jarred Tinordi to continue to handle duties on the third defensive pair going forward.
Kampfer scored a goal and two assists in Friday's 6-4 loss to the Sabres. Where did that come from? Kampfer came into the game with only one goal and two points in 17 games this year, and he hasn't scored double-digit points in an NHL season since he was a rookie in 2010-11, but for one night he did a credible impression of Ray Bourque, opening the scoring early in the first period before notching two helpers in the third as the Bruins tried to rally from a 4-1 deficit. Don't expect a repeat performance any time soon from the 32-year-old.
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