Kampfer has left the Bruins to attend to a family emergency, Joe Haggerty of Boston Hockey Now reports.
Kampfer isn't expected to be available for Boston's next two games at a minimum. The 32-year-old blueliner notched two helpers in 10 games with the Bruins last season, and will likely stick with the team's taxi squad for most, if not all of the 2020-21 campaign.
The Bruins have waived Kampfer, Matt Porter of The Boston Globe reports.
Kampfer is a taxi-squad candidate and in that context, the veteran blueliner could find his way into Boston's lineup as a fill-in as the 2020-21 season -- which figures to feature a good deal of lineup shuffling -- rolls along.
Kampfer has opted out of playing once the 2019-20 season restarts.
Kampfer has elected not to rejoin the Bruins once the 2019-20 season restarts due to family concerns amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The 31-year-old spent much of the regular season bouncing back and forth from the minors.
The Bruins assigned Kampfer to AHL Providence on Tuesday.
The 31-year-old has skated in 10 games for the Bruins this season, but he's been a healthy scratch for two of the team's seven contests since he was called up from Providence earlier this month. Boston promoted blueliner Jeremy Lauzon to take Kampfer's spot on the active roster.
The Bruins recalled Kampfer from AHL Providence on Monday, freelance hockey writer Mark Divver reports.
Kampfer has been bouncing back and forth from the minors a ton this year with the Bruins battling injuries on the blue line. Connor Clifton (upper body) has been ruled out and Matt Grzelcyk's (illness) status is uncertain for Tuesday's game versus the Predators, so Kampfer will enter the lineup if the latter can't go.
The Bruins returned Kampfer to AHL Providence on Sunday, freelance hockey writer Mark Divver reports.
The 31-year-old had been in the lineup for four of the past five contests while filling in on the injury-riddled Bruins back end. Kampfer has only accumulated two points in eight NHL games this year, so his demotion likely won't affect things from a fantasy perspective. This news is evidence that Matt Grzelcyk (illness), who missed Saturday's game against Edmonton, will be healthy enough to play in Tuesday's game against Nashville.
Kampfer was recalled from AHL Providence on Saturday.
With Matt Grzelcyk (illness) out of the lineup Saturday versus the Oilers, Kampfer will draw in on the bottom pairing and could log power-play time. Kampfer has notched two points over seven NHL games this year.
Boston reassigned Kampfer to AHL Providence on Friday.
Kampfer's demotion suggests Kevan Miller (kneecap) may finally be nearing a return to action. The 31-year-old will continue to be one of the first players the Bruins turn to when dealing with injuries on the back end, but he won't be a useful fantasy option this season.
Kampfer had two assists and three hits Sunday in a 3-2 win over Buffalo.
Kampfer was just recalled from AHL Providence earlier Sunday to replace an injured Charlie McAvoy (undisclosed) on the blue line. He responded with his first two points of the season, assisting on two Jake DeBrusk power-play goals. The 31-year-old Kampfer had entered the game with just nine points in his last 73 NHL games since the start of the 2016-17 season.
The Bruins recalled Kampfer from AHL Providence on Sunday, freelance hockey writer Mark Divver reports.
Kampfer had a short stint with Providence, as he was sent down and recalled in a matter of 48 hours. With Charlie McAvoy (undisclosed) looking doubtful for Sunday's game against Buffalo, Kampfer is expected to draw into the lineup. Kampfer likely won't make a fantasy impact, however, as he's gone pointless in five games with the big club.
Kampfer was assigned to AHL Providence on Saturday, Marisa Ingemi of the Boston Herald reports.
Kampfer, 31, has four assists in six games with AHL Providence this season. He returns to the minors just a day after being summoned by the Bruins, an indication that both Torey Krug (upper body) and Charlie McAvoy (undisclosed) could be nearing a return to action. Boston hosts the Sabres on Sunday.
Kampfer was called up from the minors Friday.
Kampfer could immediately jump into the lineup versus the Sabres on Friday depending on the availability of Zdeno Chara (jaw). The length of the 31-year-old Kampfer's stay in Boston will depend on the severity of Torey Krug's upper-body injury. In four NHL appearances this year, the veteran blueliner has averaged a meager 12:52 of ice time and will likely see similar minutes if he gets into any games during this latest stint.
The Bruins waived Kampfer for the purpose of reassignment to AHL Providence on Sunday.
With this move, the Bruins hope that Kampfer will go unclaimed on waivers, at which point he will be ushered to their minor-league affiliate. Kampfer has appeared in just four games with the big club this season and has been unable to record a point.
Kampfer has only played in two games this season, recording no points.
After Torey Krug (upper body) was ruled out last week, the Bruins called up Urho Vaakanainen instead of inserting Kampfer back in the lineup. The veteran blueliner started 35 games last season, including three playoff games, but head coach Bruce Cassidy seems hesitant to throw him into the fray thus far this year.
Kampfer skated in his first game of the season in Monday's 4-2 win over the Ducks.
It was Kampfer's first game since Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final. He doesn't play in many games, but he always has to be ready to go in when the team needs him. Kampfer recorded three shots, two hits and a block in Monday's win.
Kampfer signed a two-year deal worth $1.6 million with the Bruins on Monday, Frank Seravalli of TSN.ca reports.
Kampfer tallied three goals and six points in 35 games with the Bruins last season. The 30-year-old blueliner would've been an unrestricted free agent on July 1, but Boston locked him up as a depth defenseman for the next two seasons.
Kampfer (undisclosed) returned to practice Monday.
Kampfer sat out Sunday's session, but he's back on the ice as the Bruins continue their preparation for the Stanley Cup Finals. The 30-year-old has only suited up for two postseason contests and he's not likely to re-enter the lineup unless additional injuries hit the Boston blue line.
Kampfer did not practice Sunday.
Kampfer has played in only two games this postseason and isn't likely to see much action in the series to come.
Kampfer picked up an assist on the empty-net goal that sealed Thursday's 3-0 win over the Wild.
With the assist, Kampfer has officially posted the second-best offensive season of his career with five points in 34 games. During the contest, the 30-year-old skated a season-high 19:51 as Kevan Miller left the game with a lower-body injury. Expect Kampfer to play in the B's last tilt Saturday, but not see a starting role in the playoffs barring multiple injuries.
Kampfer ringed in a goal off the post during a 7-3 win against the Panthers on Saturday.
Throughout a seven-season, 197 game career Kampfer had never before scored a goal on the man advantage until Saturday's contest. The 30-year-old defender has found the net three times this season -- the most he has scored since he potted five in his rookie year (2010-11).
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