David Kampf Out 3-4 Weeks

On Thursday morning the Blackhawks announced forward David Kampf will be out 3-4 weeks (right foot). He suffered the injury during Tuesday night’s game in Edmonton.

Kampf, 24, has three goals and 13 assists in 50 games with the Hawks this season.

According to Eric Lear on Twitter, Brendan Perlini will slide back into the lineup more frequently with Marcus Kruger will moving back to center while Kampf is out. No call-up is expected.

32 thoughts on “David Kampf Out 3-4 Weeks

  1. Definition of a replacement level player. We have fringe NHL/AHL guys in Johnson and Highmore that can do his job although not as well as Kampf, but they might actually score more, they just do not have his size or speed.

    I like Kampf for his role and he combines very nicely with Kruger on a shutdown defensive line. But really as long as Kane and the powerplay keep clicking, you won’t notice he is gone.

  2. Here is Mike — well spoken, and you are being too kind. Aside from the fact that he has no offensive skillet or instincts, it’s not like he is a top penalty killer and faceoff man (see Kruger ’13 thru ’15), the Hawks’ penalty killing has been an utter disaster all season and their biggest weakness with him playing on it.

  3. I posted awhile ago, that if he could find some offense he would be a keeper but if not he would become another Rasmussen. That was right around the time he scored a beauty on a power move, but unfortunately his offense soon stalled. You have to like his grit, but with no more than that he won’t last. Let’s hope he comes back stronger and take it to a higher level.

  4. Perlini in. Time for him to score a goal and make Colliton keep him in the lineup.

    I give Stan lots of credit for his in-season moves. Cagguila is an absolute steal. 1st line winger who is producing for a 7th defenseman; Strome has more of a nose for the net than Schmaltz and shoots more. He also goes to the crease area. Two completely different players. Again this deal and Strome’s chemistry with deBrincat has been a home run.

    With Kampf gone, Anisimov will have more of a role much like he did in Edmonton the other night. This might be his chance to either secure his future with the Hawks or become a certain trade candidate in the near future.

  5. Two observations:

    Matthew Highmore is still out from shoulder surgery. He may be ready to play next month but that is uncertain.

    Painting Kampf as a whipping boy is way out there. This is his first full year in the league. Penalty kill is currently last in the league and needs drastic improvement though no doubt.

  6. As commented after the Edmonton game and noticing Dahlstrom’s low TOI, he is scratched tonight with Forsling in. Delia in net.

  7. Thanks for the update on Highmore Row. Do you know Chris Block? He has the best, although very sporadic, coverage of the Icehogs I have found.

    I don’t think Kampf should be portrayed as a whipping boy. He isn’t the sole reason the penalty kill is really bad. I just think his injury, while unfortunate for his development this year, is not a setback to the team overall. He isn’t important enough of a player and pretty easy to replace in my opinion.

  8. As Row A alluded to probably AA with Saad and Perlini with ample double shifting of Kane in Perlini’s spot

    Keep 4th line as Kruger Hayden Kunitz

    If AA does well maybe a team makes a good offer for him at TDL

  9. I like Kampf as a 4th line guy going into next season. He can be a good 4th line C/W. Will they miss him while he’s out 3-4 weeks? I doubt it. He’s an OK player but certainly replaceable.

    So the conversation turns to who do they bring up and why that particular player? Or … dum da dum dum … is there a trade in the offing?

    There really isn’t anyone in Rockford that has slam dunk earned a call up. We’ve already seen Sikura, Fortin, Johnson and Nilsson and none of those guys are lighting the AHL on fire. Maybe give Anthony Louis a cup of coffee if for no other reason that DCat wouldn’t have to be the dinkiest guy on the roster anymore.

  10. Colliton today said no one is being called up.

    One reason could be Rockford has two home games – tomorrow and Saturday.

    Blackhawk schedule gets really busy starting next week up to the trade deadline, basically a game every other day. They will not stay with just 12 forwards for long; another injury would force the issue.

  11. Call up who? Terry Broadhurst? Knott? Iacopelli? Sikura?
    “We have an NHL body in Perlini”, classy words spoken by our GM.
    JC, I say pencil #88 to play on 2 if not 3 lines tonight.
    Win or lose, would be nice to see 88 win the scoring title. And next year play alongside Schmaltz and Panarin. Or Hughes!

  12. Hull65, what is your fascination with Schmaltz and how would you propose the Hawks reacquire him (if they even wanted to)? Would you rather have Schmaltz than Strome?

  13. I did some legwork when it comes to acquisitions, making a spreadsheet of the Hawks contractual commitments and what the players would reasonably re-sign for.

    Unless the Hawks move Anisimov’s contract for futures, they will not have the cap space to sign a free agent like Panarin, in the $9-10 million range per year. They would for next year, but the year after is the problem when they have Dcat and Strome and Caguila and Kahun as RFAs that need to be signed, and they would need a starting goalie as Crow’s contract will have expired. They would not have cap space. Unless they give away Saad for futures as well, for example, after next season.

    The conservative thing to do would be to sign someone for $4-5 mil per year and it would leave room for bonuses and extending the RFA’s. So it will be interesting to see what moves Stan makes at the deadline. If he moves salary out without taking any back, he will be positioning himself to make a run at a UFA on the top end. Otherwise it will be mid-tier at best.

    Keep in mind many moves are made with a multi year plan of how to utilize the cap space in mind.

  14. Hereismike, nice job.

    Keep in mind that the players we would put at the top of the list to trade either aren’t worth very much or have term remaining which makes them less attractive to trade (Anisimov/Keith). The exceptions are Gustafsson and Saad although Saad is playing a tad under his $6M AAV.

    I”d very very happy if Stan could sign Ryan Dzingel and Ben Chiarot.

  15. AA I expect to be moved either at the TDL for or after July 1 when his limited NTC comes off his contract for just the reasons Mike stated

    He had a more noticeable presence vs EDM once Kampf was injured so if that continues I can see someone taking him at the TDL although I think he submits a 10 team list of teams he could be traded to (until July 1) so it’s possible he could put all non-playoff teams on the list although if he sees the writing on the wall re: being traded he’d be smart to put playoff teams on his list so he can go to a winning team rather than a losing team in the summer

  16. More gems from Hull “Alternative Reality” 65. You must be warming up for your typical nonsense rants if the Blackhawks lost tonight.

    Quote, followed by Responses:

    “Call up who? Terry Broadhurst? Knott? Iacopelli? Sikura?”

    Let’s see. They CLEARLY said they’re calling no one up just yet. Seeing as it was a 3rd / 4th line center who got hurt, wouldn’t it make sense to call up a similar profile player to replace him? You really need to learn the depth chart of a team you profess to follow (yet know so little about).

    Players who profile in that role are two players who have already played in the NHL this year, namely Luke Johnson or Jacob Nilsson.
    What is your lunatic obsession with Knott and Iacopelli? Another question you refuse to answer. Along with my Tallon questions, my Doug Wilson questions, my Welcome Back Kotter question, and my writing a letter to Rocky Wirtz question. Why do you not answer these questions, are you afraid you will be laughed at? Memo to you … you already are. Frequently.

    “We have an NHL body in Perlini”, classy words spoken by our GM.”

    What is wrong with anyone, coach or GM, saying we have an NHL body/player? This is common hockey speak which has been going on for decades. Almost as long as since Welcome Back Kotter was in its first run on tv.

    “JC, I say pencil #88 to play on 2 if not 3 lines tonight.
    Win or lose, would be nice to see 88 win the scoring title. And next year play alongside Schmaltz and Panarin. Or Hughes!”

    Commenting on Nick Schmaltz. What makes you think the Blackhawks will have Nick Schmaltz next season? Follow along closely. Nick Schmaltz was traded. He ill be a RESTRICTED FREE AGENT this summer. Do you know what a restricted free agent is (answer the questions)?

    You DO know the Blackhawks can NOT just sign Nick Schmaltz this summer free of charge, right (answer the question)? You are not THAT dumb, are you? I ask this question because you continually bring up Nick Schmaltz as if he can just be signed free of charge this summer.

    Answer the questions. Along with did you look up Dale Tallon’s Chicago GM tenure, was it a decade as you claimed? Or some shorter amount of time?

    Answer the questions.

  17. @ Mike

    Nice work. You have shed some light on a portion of why NHL GM’s cannot just go out and “sign this guy, sign that guy, trade for this guy” etc.

    Please make sure Hull65 gets a copy of your spreadsheet, the world thanks you.

  18. While we’re on the subject of RFAs, it is only fair to give Bowman credit for how he handled two RFAs after the Hawks won the cup in 2010. San Jose submitted offer sheets for Niemi and Hjalmarsson. He didn’t match the Niemi offer but matched the Hjalmarsson offer.

    There would be no cups in 2013 and 2015 without Hjalmarsson and Crawford replacing Niemi.

  19. Good guys ahead 2-0 after 1st period. Both team with extended 5-on-3 PP’s – Hawks kill ed both off and scored twice on theirs. Pretty impressive.

    All that special teams play limited TOI for non-special teams 4th liners – Kunitz and Hayden with both less than 2 minutes (3 shifts). Kunitz has what – 2 or 3 more games to hit the 1000 games mark? Cool to see him get that and then hopefully we see him only about once every 10 games.

  20. Chris Kunitz is playing in career game #998 tonight.

    He has not been as bad as portrayed by fans but let’s face it, he is not a part of the on ice future and clearly his best days or even his good days are a few years behind him. So I get it.

  21. Row, why are you such a fool, I guess it gives you pleasure? Tallon has been with the Hawks since 1998, answered that question years ago, again look it up. Google my friend .
    You think Kunitz was a great signing! Tab told you what #14 has been the last 3 years; that was funny too.
    Kruger was playing right wing so he can move back to center which means you can call up any winger, right Row? Or insert Perlini as JC did, right ROW? You know your hockey?
    Sorry, but all those wingers I mentioned are useless! Including the ones your GM Bowman drafted in Knott and Iacopelli. Luke Johnson, too slow, Nilsson too small for a center spot anyway.
    Where’s Edjsell? Funny how you simply waste board space by answering nothing intelligently. Schmaltz, making a point dude on how Bowman trades players, then realizes he needs them back and trades for them again. You follow Mr. Row? Versteeg, Morin, Saad, Ladd, Oduya, Sharp, Campbell, Clendening, Kruger…forget it, what do you know.
    Oh yes, you know that Kunitz hasn’t been as bad as portrayed, wow that was real funny hockey knowledge IQ Mr. Row. I guess just like Bowman hasn’t been as bad as portrayed the last 2 years with his free agent signings and his trades the last…..hmmmm..10 years? But he gets to stay and will try to redeem himself in the off season while Kane carries his team on his back. And John MacDonut wants to make the playoffs, so watch out Bowman and Hawk fans, we may actually lose that 1st round pick.
    How many points tonight for Danault and Teuvo? Just checking.
    By the way, I love Crow as well Original 6, but I remember cleary the Hawks being outshot severely in Game 1 & 2 in San Jose 2010, something like 44-17, 41-22, and Niemi standing on his head. Let’s give him some respect shall we.

  22. @ Hull65

    Answer the questions you idiot.

    You said and I quote: “Tallon was Hawk GM for a decade”.

    I pointed out NO, he was GM for four years, from 2005 to 2009.

    CAN YOU READ?

    What do Danault and Terevainen have to do with this Blackhawks team? This is not a Montreal or Carolina board. How dense are you?

    Please look up and show me where I said Kunitz was a great signing. Go ahead. I will wait. And I will wait for a long time. You are stupid.

    “Kruger was playing right wing so he can move back to center which means you can call up any winger, right Row? Or insert Perlini as JC did, right ROW? You know your hockey?”

    No stupid, they have 12 players at forward with this injury. They have guys who can play both wing and center. They player who got hurt was a bottom six center, stupid. Can you not figure this out, stupid?

    On Schmaltz: He is a restricted free agent. You are simply not bright in four languages. You keep saying sign Schmaltz, sign Schmaltz like a parrot. You have no clue what you’re talking about AGAIN. You may in fact be borderline retarded. Schmaltz is a restricted free agent DUDE, do you understand what that is and by the way are you 18 years old using words like DUDE?

    Answer the questions:

    How long was Tallon the GM? You said 10 years, stupid. Look it up. He was GM four years, not 10 as you said. Not how long he was in the organization, stupid. You said he was the GM 10 years. WRONG.

    How is that letter to Rocky Wirtz coming along, what are you afraid of?

    How do you say stupid in the four languages you speak? Look in the mirror and say them,

    I truly hope the homework you help with isn’t math, because four years does not equal a decade … in any language.

    Who was the character in Welcome Back Kotter with the obnoxious laugh?

    What is your obsession with Knott and Iacopelli?

    Finally, keeping the defenseman Hjarlmarsson and letting Niemi go was a brilliant move, which was the topic being discussed, stupid.

    Finally, do you deny you were Makita21 on this board until you switched to Hull65 because you were too stupid to know how to spell Mikita? If you deny it you are a liar plain and simple.

    Answer the questions, Hull65 / Makita.

  23. I don’t disagree Kunitz is done. Interesting though Tampa signed him last year and he scored 13 goals.

    I don’t know, 13 goals in today’s NHL says NHL player to me.

  24. “Funny how you simply waste board space by answering nothing intelligently.”

    Clearly Hull65 / Makita was looking in the mirror while making this remark.

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