Kampfer picked up an assist on the power play during a 3-0 win over the Flyers on Thursday. This was his first point with the Bruins since Jan. 24, 2012, when he tallied an assist during a 5-3 loss to the Capitals. It is also his first power-play point since 2015, when he was with the Panthers. Kampfer's reliable play the last three games has been a sigh of relief given how many injuries the B's are working through on the back end.
Kampfer will suit up for the first time this season Saturday in Vancouver. It will be his first appearance in a Bruins uniform since 2012. Kevan Miller and Charlie McAvoy were last-minute scratches Saturday, pushing Kampfer into the bottom pairing after seven games in the press box. He started 22 games for the Rangers last season, collecting only a single assist.
Kampfer set up two goals in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Red Wings on Saturday night. He already has four assists this preseason for his new squad. Kampfer isn't known for his offence, so this outburst is simply a nice run. Don't change your draft approach based on this.
The Rangers traded Kampfer (hand) -- along with a 2019 fourth-round draft pick and conditional seventh-rounder -- to the Bruins in exchange for Adam McQuaid on Tuesday. Here we have a swap of two defensemen, but the Bruins get a pair of picks in the deal since McQuaid is much more valuable than Kampfer. Considering Kampfer's relatively high draft position -- he was a fourth-rounder by the Ducks in 2007 -- it's been a bit surprising that he's only garnered 26 points (10 goals, 16 assists) through 166 games and has yet to seize a full-time gig at the top level. His role is unlikely to change in Boston, especially coming off a season in which he broke his hand, so it's safe to ignore him in fantasy setups.
Kampfer (hand) is listed on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site. This transaction was expected given Kampfer's return timetable of 4-to-6 weeks and the corresponding call-up of former Red Wing Ryan Sproul on Monday. New York's blue line looks rather suspect, as Kampfer joins Ryan McDonagh (upper body), Kevin Shattenkirk (knee) and Marc Staal (neck) on injured reserve.
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