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Insider Shares Bad News Concerning Jack Campbell and the Edmonton Oilers

Published December 14, 2023 at 2:03 PM

Campbell Continues to Struggle in the AHL


The Edmonton Oilers' decision to sign goaltender Jack Campbell to a five-year, $25 million contract last season has turned into a nightmare for Ken Holland.

Following a disastrous first season and a rough start to this year, Campbell found himself relegated to the AHL, where he continues to struggle significantly.

Campbell has played in 9 games with the Bakersfield Condors, posting a dismal 3.22 goals-against average and a lackluster .894 save percentage. Given the Oilers' desperate need for victories, it's clear that they cannot afford to rely on a goaltender who is clearly grappling with the demands of AHL play.

An insider shared the team's plan for Campbell.


Oilers' Plan for Campbell Shared by Insider

Just a few weeks ago, there was speculation that the team would recall Campbell to the NHL. However, according to Mark Spector, the team has essentially come to terms with the reality that Campbell may no longer be fit for the NHL level.

Consequently, they have decided to keep him in the AHL indefinitely. As of now, it would be financially impractical to trade Campbell and his contract to another team, forcing the Oilers to wait until the end of the season before dealing with him.

This is a truly surprising and unfortunate ending to Campbell's tenure in Edmonton, leaving the Oilers in a tough goaltending situation, with a $5 million burden playing indefinitely in the minor leagues.

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Insider Shares Bad News Concerning Jack Campbell and the Edmonton Oilers

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