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Jack Campbell's Career In Jeopardy As He Hits Rock Bottom

Published December 18, 2023 at 1:07
BY GRAHAM MONTGOMERY
     
It has been quite the year for former Leafs goaltender Jack Campbell. The veteran netminder was sent down to the AHL following a horrendous start with the Oilers this season. Now it seems like he may never return to the NHL.

Campbell Struggling In The American Hockey League



Its hard not to feel bad for Campbell. By all accounts, he seems to be a well-liked guy who is very nice and wholesome. Unfortunately though, his play has fallen off a cliff as he can't seem to provide NHL quality goaltending anymore. He was sent down after just five games with the Oilers in which he put up a 4.50 goals-against-average and an .873 save percentage.




Since then, he has played in 9 games at the AHL level with the Bakersfield Condors. In those games he is 4-5 with a 3.61 goals-against-average and an .888 save percentage. Those numbers are not acceptable even at the AHL level. Bad has gone to worse for Campbell as he was even pulled in his last start halfway through the game after he gave up 4 goals on 21 shots.

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Here are 2 of the 4 goals Jack Campbell allowed last night in the AHL. Pure gross, weak and not NHL worthy. Please Holland and Jackson take note of this. It's been 5 bad games now


For comparison, the other two goalies to play games for the Condors this year have a combined 4-4-2 record. Both have goals-against-averages of just over 2.00 and both have save percentages above .930. At this point, Campbell's training assignment is hurting the entire organization as the Condors are actively hurting themselves by playing Campbell.


Perhaps the team will call up Ollie Rodrigue instead of Campbell. Regardless though, Campbell is not an option for the Oilers, no matter how much they want that to be the case.


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