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Oilers Insider Reveals Unfortunate News For Jack Campbell's Future

Published December 14, 2023 at 4:10 PM

This Edmonton Oilers insider has just revealed some grim news for Jack Campbell and his future as an Edmonton Oiler, and even as an NHLer.

Spector Says That Campbell Will Remain in the AHL

Rumours of Jack Campbell being given another shot with the Oilers have circulated since the Oilers started winning games again. The Oilers, despite their recent success, are still in need of a good tandem option in net, and Mark Spector revealed that they do not believe that Campbell is the solution, given his performance in the AHL.

"This signing's been a disaster. Just a disaster. And you are getting out of it."

Campbell has posted a 3.22 goals against average and .894 save percentage during his 9 games in the AHL, numbers that would be troubling if he was in the NHL. As Spector notes, Campbell's performance is keeping him in the Minors.

Campbell's Salary A Big Problem for Oilers In Their Search For Replacement

Ken Holland's decision to give Campbell $5 Million per year is proving to haunt him, as he is effectively paying him a big chunk of the Oilers' precious cap space to play in the minors.

Frank Seravalli indirectly calling out Ken Holland on saying trades are difficult, money in money out, etc on Oilers Now 👀

In a season like the current one, that cap space could be vitally used for a backup goaltender or even another defenseman, however, as it currently stands, the Oilers don't have many options to make space. For some reason, not many teams are biting on a $5 million AHL goaltender, either.

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