Brian Campbell Traded to Florida Panthers

TSN’s Bob McKenzie has indicated Brian Campbell will be traded to Florida, and has agreed to waive his no-trade clause.

The Blackhawks will receive winger Rostislav Olesz.

Olesz has three more with a $3.125M cap number, and wasn’t much of a factor last year (17 points in 44 NHL games).

The trade cuts approximately $4M off the 2011-12 cap number for the Blackhawks, but also removes a primate power play quarterback and significant minutes-eating defenseman from the Hawks’ roster.

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One Response to Brian Campbell Traded to Florida Panthers

  1. NavyLifer3 says:

    This was my favorite assessment of the Cambell trade:
    “Doing the impossible: The Blackhawks get out from under Brian Campbell’s contract. It seems cruel to send a pale redhead to South Beach.” — Gare Joyce, ESPN Insider.

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