Nothing can become official until tomorrow, but Campbell’s return is all but inevitable at this point. https://t.co/M03NMSlbZZ
— Mark Lazerus (@MarkLazerus) June 30, 2016
“I will take a discount to play here in Chicago… But it’s got to be something I can be comfortable with. Now I just have to wait till Friday to get something done.”
NHL free agency officially opens for business at 11 AM CST on Friday, July 1.
Campbell would likely slide back into the Hawks’ top four, skating with Brent Seabrook. The return of Michal Rozsival gives the Hawks veteran depth as well; new addition Michal Kempny is the wild card, likely slotted for an NHL roster spot with his one-year contract.
What this all means for Erik Gustafsson, Viktor Svedberg and Ville Pokka is something to keep an eye on as the summer progresses. Rockford’s roster looks to be packed on the blue line as well, and the Chicago roster is out of room if/when Campbell signs.