Teams Must Act Fast: Surprising Player Placed on Waivers in The NHL

Published November 7, 2023 at 3:39 PM

Oilers Surprise by Waiving Goaltender: A Chance for the Blackhawks?

In a shocking move, the Edmonton Oilers have placed goaltender Jack Campbell on waivers, intending to reassign him. This unexpected decision follows the Oilers' challenging start to the season and has caught the attention of the hockey world.

The Oilers made a significant investment in Campbell during the 2021-22 season, signing him to a five-year, $25 million contract to bolster their goaltending. However, this move hasn't produced the desired results, with Campbell's first season in Edmonton featuring a .888 save percentage (SV%) and a 3.41 goals-against average (GAA). Rookie Stuart Skinner eventually took over as the primary goaltender.

During the 2022-23 NHL playoffs, Campbell made a remarkable turnaround, posting a .961 SV% and a 1.01 GAA. Now, as the Oilers waive Campbell, the question arises of whether the struggling Chicago Blackhawks or other NHL teams will consider acquiring him due to goaltending struggles. The NHL is full of surprises, and Campbell's future destination will be closely watched.
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Teams Must Act Fast: Surprising Player Placed on Waivers in The NHL

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