Kampfer signed a two-year, two-way contract extension with the Rangers on Wednesday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports. Kampfer spent the majority of the 2016-17 campaign in the minors and only appeared in 11 NHL contests this season, so this is purely a depth signing for the Rangers. He'll spend most of 2017-18 with New York's AHL affiliate, but Kampfer should get an opportunity to draw into a few games with the big club as well.
Kampfer was recalled from the team's AHL Hartford affiliate Sunday. The 28-year-old blueliner has spent the majority of his season at the AHL level fine tuning his game. He's served as a relatively productive defenseman, notching 19 points (four goals, 15 assists) in 43 contests in the AHL, but it's unlikely to translate to extended ice time and effectiveness at the top level. His last extended run with an NHL squad came with the Panthers in 2015-16, when he tallied just four points across 47 games.
Kampfer was reassigned to AHL Hartford on Wednesday. Although Kevin Klein (back) and Dan Girardi (ankle) remain sidelined for the time being, the news that Kampfer is being sent down would seem to indicate that Klein could be ready to return soon. Kampfer had mixed results in the one game he drew into, posting two shots on goal, three blocked shots, and a minus-2 in 15:44 of ice time against Washington.
Kampfer was recalled from AHL Hartford on Tuesday. With both Kevin Klein (back) and Dan Girardi (ankle) set to miss Tuesday's contest against Washington, Kampfer will serve as a defensive reinforcement. The Michigan product has played parts of five seasons in the NHL, recording 23 points in 134 games. Expect Kampfer to fill a limited, third-pairing role in Tuesday's tilt.
Kampfer was assigned to the Rangers minor league affiliate, AHL Hartford, after his acquisition from the Panthers on Tuesday, Harvey Fialkov of the Sun Sentinel reports. Kampfer was acquired earlier Tuesday along with a conditional seventh-round draft pick for defenseman Dylan Mcllrath. While Kampfer has 38 games of NHL experience under his belt, he's managed to notch only four points during that time. He'll likely remain with the minor-league club for the foreseeable future and is all but irrelevant in fantasy formats.
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