Gregory Campbell C CBJ 2 months ago

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.

Gregory Campbell C CBJ 5 months ago

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.

Gregory Campbell C CBJ 5 months ago

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.

Gregory Campbell C CBJ 5 months ago

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.

Gregory Campbell C CBJ 6 months ago

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.

Gregory Campbell C CBJ 6 months ago

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.

Gregory Campbell C CBJ 6 months ago

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.

Gregory Campbell C CBJ 6 months ago

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.

Gregory Campbell C CBJ 6 months ago

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.

Gregory Campbell C CBJ 6 months ago

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.