Chicago Blackhawks D Brian Campbell Injured: Fantasy Hockey Impact

March 14th, 2010 by Fantasy Knuckleheads Leave a reply »
On Sunday, the Chicago Blackhawks suffered what could become a devastating injury on their blue line when Brian Campbell was hit from behind by Alex Ovechkin early in the first period. Campbell remained on the ice for some time before being helped to the dressing room.

Ovechkin received a five minute penalty for boarding and his fourth game misconduct of the season for the hit. Washington came back to win the game with three goals in the third period and one in overtime, stealing two points from the Blackhawks 4-3 .

The loss of Campbell for any amount of time could be devastating to the Blackhawks, and could hurt your fantasy team even if you don’t own him.

Campbell had been playing at a high level all season, averaging 23:30 on ice (third on the Blackhawks, two seconds behind Brent Seabrook for second) and had scored 38 points (7 G, 31 A). His +17 rating was one of the best of his career, and ranks among the best for defensemen in the NHL .

Taking Campbell off your fantasy roster for some time will likely mean you will need to, somehow, replace one of your top two defensemen. That’s not likely going to happen easily, so ...

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