Kampfer has skated on the third pairing for the Rangers' last two contests, after being a healthy scratch for the previous 16 outings. The 29-year-old averaged 17:55 of ice time in the contests, notching four hits and five blocked shots. Kampfer has just one assist on the season in the 15 games he's played, and with his low usage on Broadway, it's unlikely we see much of an increase in the points column for the remainder of 2017-18.
Kampfer has been relegated to the press box for the Rangers' last two outings. WIth Ryan McDonagh healthy, Kampfer has found himself the odd man out on New York's blue line with no clear indication of when he might rejoin the lineup. When the 29-year-old is in the fold (13 outings this season), he's averaging a mere 15:31 of ice time in which he has garnered a lone assist. Without a consistent role, combined with his limited offensive talents, Kampfer is unlikely to offer much in terms of fantasy value -- even in ancillary scoring categories such as hits (26) and blocked shots (24).
Kampfer suited up against the Golden Knights on Tuesday. Kampfer's inclusion in the lineup ended an eight-game stretch as a spectator. The defenseman logged a mere 12:06 of ice time with only a minus-1 rating to show for it. Without a consistent spot on the Rangers' blue line, the 29-year-old will not offer much in terms of fantasy value.
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.
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