Campbell has passed through waivers with his contract officially terminated by the Blue Jackets, Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch reports.
Campbell refused to accept an assignment to the AHL and has finally been granted release after a long standoff. He's now free to sign with other clubs, should he receive interest.
Campbell was placed on unconditional waivers Saturday, Aaron Portzline reports.
Campbell refuses to report to AHL Cleveland, as he's said in the past that he doesn't want to take a spot away from a young prospect. That speaks volumes about the veteran pivot's character, but rules are rules, and the nobleman will be bought out of his contract to become an unrestricted free agent; assuming he clears waivers, of course.
Campbell was suspended by the Blue Jackets on Saturday for failing to report to AHL Cleveland, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Campbell did not report to the minor-league club after clearing waivers Saturday and as a result, he'll be temporarily restricted from competitive action. The 32-year-old center will have to forfeit his $1.3 million salary this season for failing to join the Monsters. In the meantime, Campbell is reportedly training with Kitchener in Ontario's junior league until he settles on his next career move.
While Campbell has cleared waivers with the purpose of being reassigned to AHL Cleveland, the veteran center will not report to the minor-league club, Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch reports.
As noted in the report, this is not a sign of malcontent from Campbell -- it's quite the contrary, as the 32-year-old's agent said, "He was a young player at one point in time, and older players didn't come in and take his position away. He doesn't want to do that." Campbell will have to forfeit $1.3 million in salary if he officially refuses to report to the minors, and a suspension could be forthcoming. Either way, he should be off the radar in most fantasy circles.
Campbell was placed on waivers for reassignment Monday, Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch reports.
Campbell played all 82 games for the Blue Jackets last season, but at 32 years old, may have lost a step and was beat out for a spot by Matt Calvert and Scott Hartnell. The veteran, who hasn't played in the minors since 2006, will be reassigned to the defending Calder Cup Champions, AHL Cleveland unless claimed off the waiver wire.
Campbell provided some unlikely scoring Friday, potting a goal and adding a helper in a 3-2 loss to the Penguins.
The fourth-liner exploded -- by his standards -- offensively in this one, picking up his seventh and eighth points of the season. With an average ice time of less than 11 minutes a night and a minus-10 rating, Campbell won't be fantasy relevant any time soon -- even if your league counts PIM, of which he has 74.
Campbell finished the preseason with one goal in four games.As the center on the Blue Jackets fourth line, Campbell isn't going to supply much in the way of fantasy stats, but he'll have an important checking role on a team with playoff aspirations.
Campbell signed a two-year contract with the Blue Jackets on Wednesday.Campbell is expected to be installed as the Blue Jackets' fourth-line center, a role he occupied with the Bruins over the last few seasons. As is typical with most checking line players, don't expect to see much offense from Campbell, who registered just 12 points in 70 games in 2014-15, his lowest output in eight years.
The Bruins don't plan to re-sign Campbell, csnne.com reports.Campbell, who notched six goals and 12 points to go along with a plus-1 rating in 70 games for the B's this past season, should catch on elsewhere as a depth forward, but his departure (along with that of Daniel Paille) signals a changing of the guard of the Bruins' fourth line, which once included Campbell, Paille and Shawn Thornton, who is now with Florida.
Campbell was a healthy scratch for three of the Bruins' final four games of the 2014-15 season, the Boston Herald reports.Along with long-time linemate Daniel Paille, Campbell is slated to become a free agent this offseason and there's a decent chance neither will be back with the team next season. The gritty Campbell finished up the 2014-15 campaign with six goals and 12 points to go along with 45 PIM in 70 games for the Bruins.
Campbell was a healthy scratch Saturday against the Maple Leafs.The addition to the mix of Brett Connolly leaves the Bruins with a couple of spare forwards for the time being, with Campbell (along with Daniel Paille) taking a seat on Saturday, while Max Talbot joined the team's lineup. Campbell figures to re-enter the lineup before long, though with 12 points and 45 PIM in 69 games, his fantasy upside is modest.
Campbell (upper body) saw 12:13 worth of ice time in his return to the Boston lineup Saturday against the Flyers.With Campbell back in the mix and centering the Bruins' fourth line along with Maxime Talbot and Daniel Paille, Brian Ferlin was a healthy scratch Saturday. Though Campbell helps solidify the team's fourth line and contributes as a penalty killer, his fantasy value is modest in that role. In 55 games to date, the veteran pivot has recorded nine points and 41 PIM to go along with a plus-3 rating.
Campbell (upper body) will rejoin the Bruins' lineup Saturday against the Flyers.The upper-body injury had forced Campbell out of the Bruins' previous four games, but it looks like he's now ready to go after returning to practice a few days ago. Brian Ferlin will head to the press box to create an opening in the lineup for Campbell.
Campbell (upper body) won't play Thursday against the Flames.Campbell, who last suited up on Feb. 22, thus remains in the day-to-day category in advance of Saturday's game against the Flyers.
Campbell (upper body) took light contact at practice Wednesday, but is doubtful for Thursday's game against the Flames.With Campbell likely to miss his fourth straight game Thursday and newcomer Brett Connolly now out, look for Brian Ferlin and Maxime Talbot to be part of the Bruins' forward lineup Thursday night.
Campbell (upper body) did not absorb contact at Tuesday's practice.Campbell remains iffy for Thursday's game against the Flames, though with the Bruins having added forwards Brett Connolly and Maxime Talbot at the NHL trade deadline, the team can probably afford to not rush Campbell back.
Campbell (upper body) is close to a return to action.Based on the report, Campbell, who last suited up on Feb. 22, could resume action as soon as Thursday's game against the Flames. Upon his return, he'll join a Boston forward corps bolstered by the additions of Maxime Talbot and Brett Connolly in advance of Monday's NHL trade deadline.
Campbell will be out at least a week with an upper-body injury.With both Campbell (who has nine points and 41 PIM in 54 games) and David Krejci dealing with injuries, Ryan Spooner centered the Bruins' second line at Tuesday's morning skate, while Chris Kelly manned the middle on the team's fourth line.
Campbell scored the game-winning goal in Tuesday's victory over the Stars.With just seven points in 42 games this season, Campbell doesn't provide much scoring punch as a member of the Bruins' checking line. The team will continue to rely on him to be a steady presence on their penalty kill and as an even-strength defender, but he won't pile up enough hits or PIM in that role to remain relevant in most specialty formats.
Campbell netted an early goal in Thursday's win over the Sharks.Campbell made some waves in October when he scored three points over a four-game span, but he had gone completely dry since that time. Thursday's goal was his first point since Oct. 28, with the center providing zeroes in goals or assists in 15 straight contests. He'll offer the majority of his value to the Bruins as a member of their penalty kill.