News:Brian Campbell has three points (assists) and a plus-3 rating in his last two contests.
Analysis:Brian Campbell ended a three-game point drought in Thursday's win over the Sabers. Although he's managed a plus-3 in his last two contests, his season plus/minus sits at a dismal minus-8.
News:Brian Campbell has notched eight points in his last seven starts providing solid consistency at the blue line.
Analysis:Brian Campbell's point production has been solid lately and his already impressive time on ice has increased as the Panthers struggle with injuries throughout the lineup. The trouble with Campbell comes in the plus/minus department. Campbell's averaging close to 26 minutes of ice time on a team with the worst plus/minus in the NHL, minus-21. Campbell himself is sitting at minus-10.
News:Brian Campbell notched a goal and an assist Thursday in a shootout loss to the Sabres, giving him five points in the last two games.
Analysis: He'd managed a total of five points over a 12-game span before suddenly exploding Tuesday and Thursday. Brian Campbell even went plus-1 in this game, only the fourth time in 13 February games that he went positive.
News:Brian Campbell scored a goal and assisted on two more Tuesday in a win over Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Believe it or not, it was his first multi-point game since opening night, and also his first goal since Feb. 3. Brian Campbell's been a major plus-minus drain -- he even went minus-1 Tuesday -- but he's been a reasonable producer of points from the blue line, totaling 11 in 19 games.
News:Brian Campbell assisted on Florida's only goal in Friday's loss to PIttsburgh, giving him two assists over the last four games.
Analysis: Campell has a steady nine points on the season with a minus-8 rating that leaves a bit to be desired. You know what you're going to get with Brian Campbell and most owners are fine with that. Just expect a few stints of disappearing from the stat sheet upon occasion.
News:Brian Campbell has struggled in the month of February, posting only three points and a minus-5 in eight contests thus far.
Analysis: The playmaking defenseman has seen very poor production of late, with only one point (an assist) in his last six starts. He's averaging 25:41 on the ice for a team that's been outscored by 17 goals this season. Decent point production and a positive plus/minus are unlikely if the Panthers continue their poor play.
News:Brian Campbell scored two power-play goals in Saturday's 5-1 victory over the Hurricanes.
Analysis: You have to go all the way back to the first round of the playoffs in 2006-07 to find a two-goal game from this playmaking defender. And that was when he wore the blue and gold of the Sabres. Don't expect this kind of sniping again, but he should be among the league's top scoring defenders by season's end.
News:Brian Campbell received the Lady Byng Trophy on Wednesday night as the league's most sportsmanlike player, reports NHL.com.
Analysis: The award is actually given for the greatest combo of gentlemanly conduct and excellence in play/production. Brian Campbell not only picked up 53 points in 82 games, but also had just six penalty minutes. He had just one minor penalty after the All-Star break.
News:Brian Campbell posted a goal and an assist in Monday's Game 3 win over New Jersey, giving him three points in the last two games.
Analysis:Brian Campbell fired home one of Florida's three power-play goals, sneaking down from the point and scoring the eventual game-winner. With 53 points, Campbell was the second-best scorer among NHL defenseman during the regular season; he should remain productive in the postseason.
News:Brian Campbell enters Saturday's game against the Hurricanes one assist shy of 50 for the season. Campbell has assists in back-to-back games and four over his last five.
Analysis:Brian Campbell has been an assists machine and is showing no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Continue to plug the veteran defender into your lineup whenever possible.
News:Brian Campbell enters Tuesday's game against the Canadiens with five assists over his last six games. Campbell is ranked second among NHL defensemen with 49 points on the season and tied for first with an average TOI of 26:53 per game.
Analysis:Brian Campbell snapped out of a brief March cold streak and really ramped up production over the last week. Campbell is showing no signs of slowing down and should be started with confidence.
News:Brian Campbell assisted on both Florida goals in Tuesday's win over Philadelphia, giving him 45 helpers on the season.
Analysis: That's five assists in the last three games for Brian Campbell, who's now just three points shy of his career best (52). He suffered a cold stretch in early March, but Campbell's certainly warmed up of late.
News:Brian Campbell collected assists Nos. 41 through 43 in Thursday's win over Boston, snapping a four-game pointless streak.
Analysis: The immensely productive blueliner had just one point in March coming into Thursday's game, but that brief cold streak seems over. Brian Campbell's just five points off his career high of 52 -- that's attainable.
News:Brian Campbell enters Saturday's game against the Predators with six points over his last nine games. Campbell is second among NHL defenders with 43 points on the season.
Analysis:Brian Campbell is showing no sign of slowing down and continues to make a fantasy impact. With a league-leading 26:58 minutes of ice time per game, Campbell has plenty of opportunities to make things happen.
News:Brian Campbell enters Saturday's game against the Hurricanes coming off a career-high 32:51 minutes of ice time Thursday against the Wild. Campbell also picked up an assist, his fourth in his last five games.
Analysis:Brian Campbell continues to be an assist machine and is ranked second amongst NHL defensemen and tied for 11th in the NHL. Continue to start Campbell with confidence.
News:Brian Campbell picked up an assist on Tomas Fleischmann's first period goal in Friday's 2-1 loss to the Capitals. The assist was Campbell's 37th of the year.
Analysis:Brian Campbell now has an assist in three-straight games. Campbell has topped the 40 point mark for the first time in three years and continues to rack up points on a consistent basis. Campbell continues to remain one of the more productive fantasy defensemen.
News:Brian Campbell entered Tuesday's game against the Capitals one point shy of 350 for his career. For his career, Campbell has notched 17 points (4 G, 13 A) in 27 games against the Capitals.
Analysis:Brian Campbell continues to be a consistent source of points, notching three assists over his last four games. Campbell is having a fine season and is showing no sign of slowing down.
News:Brian Campbell enters Saturday's game against the Jets three points shy of 350 for his career.
Analysis:Brian Campbell has five assists in two games played against the Jets this season. Campbell has been an assist machine and continues to remain one of the more productive fantasy defensemen on a weekly basis.
News:Brian Campbell enters Monday's game against the Canucks with an assist in three-straight games and six assists over his last five games.
Analysis:Brian Campbell's 30 assists currently rank him tied for third in the NHL. Campbell is enjoying one of the finer seasons of his long career and is on pace to surpass his career high in points. With no sign of slowing down, continue to plug Campbell into your lineup on a nightly basis.
Panthers' Campbell Enjoys Success Against Canadiens.
News:Brian Campbell enters Saturday's game with 25 career points against the Canadiens. The 25 points represent the most against any NHL team.
Analysis:Brian Campbell continues to be one of the many surprises coming out of South Florida. Campbell has already passed his 2010-11 point total and currently ranks tied for fifth in the NHL with 27 assists on the season.
News:Brian Campbell had three assists in the Panthers' 5-3 win over the Leafs on Tuesday.
Analysis:Brian Campbell had been kept off the score sheet in his previous game, and the Panthers had been in a bit of a scoring drought for most of December prior to Tuesday night. Both got back on track Tuesday.
News:Brian Campbell enters Tuesday's game against the Maple Leafs looking to start a new point scoring streak. Campbell saw his three-game point streak come to an end Friday in Boston.
Analysis:Brian Campbell is off to a better than expected start with 27 points through 36 games played this season. The 27 points match his totals from 65 games played last season. Campbell's 24 assists currently rank him third amongst all NHL defensemen, his totals may take a hit over the next 7-10 days as the Panther forwards begin to work their way back from a host of injuries.
Panthers' Campbell Has Points In Back-To-Back Games
News:Brian Campbell enters Thursday's game against the Senators with points in back-to-back games.
Analysis:Brian Campbell has been enjoying the success of the new-look Panthers and is currently second among all defensemen with 23 assists on the season. Campbell may not score a ton of goals, but he should continue to tally plenty of assists.
News:Brian Campbell notched Florida's only goal in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to Phoenix. It was his first goal since Nov. 19.
Analysis:Brian Campbell had been in a bit of a slide recently, picking up just one point in the last five games following a torrid start. Campbell remains one of the league's top options on the blue line and is enjoying life in south Florida, as the Panthers let him roam freely.
News:Brian Campbell enters Thursday's game against the Bruins tied for third among all NHL players with 21 assists.
Analysis:Brian Campbell has been able to maintain his production up until this point in the season. With the Panthers' ability to score goals, expect Campbell to continue to get plenty of assists as the season moves along.
News:Brian Campbell assisted on three goals in a win over the Capitals on Monday.
Analysis:Brian Campbell now has 21 assists and 23 points in 27 games. He may be overpaid, but it doesn't cost you a dime to have him on your fantasy team, and the production is certainly there down in Florida.
News:Brian Campbell enters Monday's game against the Capitals tied for fourth in the NHL with 18 assists on the season.
Analysis: In 13 career games against the Capitals, Brian Campbell has 13 points (4 G, 9 A).
News:Brian Campbell added an assist in Tuesday's 6-0 win over the Stars. The assist, his 16th of the season, pulls him into a tie for the league lead.
Analysis:Brian Campbell has been on a roll with at least one point in three straight games and at least one point in four of his last five. The Florida defender leads a defensive unit that is tops in the NHL with 52 points. While he may not keep up the point-per-game pace, Campbell has worked himself into one of the more attractive fantasy options.
News:Brian Campbell picked up three assists in Thursday's win over Winnipeg, giving him 14 (as well as one goal) in 15 games this season.
Analysis: Nearly half of his production has come in just two games -- this one and a four-assist game against the Lightning on October 17 -- but that doesn't change the fact that the offensively gifted Brian Campbell is on a point-per-game pace in his first season with Florida. The key to this outburst has been lethality on the power play, as 11 of his points have come with the man advantage.
News:Brian Campbell has been on a tear and is currently tied for fourth amongst defensemen in total points with 11. Interestingly enough, eight of his 11 points have come on the power play.
Analysis:Brian Campbell is off to a fantastic start and the good times should keep on rolling with the revamped Panthers. Campbell has been averaging an astonishing 27 minutes of ice time per game.
News:Brian Campbell grabbed two assists in Monday's shootout loss to Winnipeg, giving him four helpers in the last three games.
Analysis:Brian Campbell has yet to light the lamp, but he has been adding assists at a steady rate. Campbell has been carrying the puck into the offensive zone often and eight of his 11 assists have come on the power play.
News:Brian Campbell registered four assists in Monday's 7-4 win over Tampa Bay, all of which came on the power play.
Analysis:Brian Campbell had four assists Monday, but still managed to finish the contest a minus-1. He's off to a tremendous start for the Panthers with seven assists in four games. Odds are those numbers will fall and Florida's power play will not convert five power-play chances often. Still, Campbell will see more offensive chances than he did in Chicago, but remember his penchant to disappear from the stat sheet occasionally.
News:Brian Campbell picked up two helpers and was named the game's second star in Saturday's 2-0 win over the Islanders.
Analysis: He should deliver strong fantasy totals in Florida as long as you can stomach his plus-minus. The kitties are a young team and that means opposing forwards will spend a lot of time in the offensive zone. Brian Campbell's plus-minus will invariably suffer.
News: Campbell was traded to Florida on Friday night in exchange for forward Rostislav Olesz.
Analysis: Why Florida was interested in Campbell and his $7.1 million cap hit for the next five seasons in beyond us but Florida was struggling just to get to the minimum team salary required by the NHL and Campbell's insane contract will help them reach that. The deal looks even worse considering they had to give up a solid young player in Olesz. There is no doubt though that Florida needed some depth on defense and there's no denying that Campbell provides that. With Bryan McCabe gone, Florida has no true power-play quarterback and Campbell can fill that role. He's obviously going to a much weaker team in Florida, but the added ice time should help his fantasy value remain about the same.
News: Campbell showed that he was at full strength with more than 20 minutes of ice time on Wednesday night in his first full game since March 8.
Analysis: Campbell, who missed time with a foot injury, skated in the March 13th game against Washington, but left after the first period. Campbell had a pair of hits in Wednesday's contest.
News: As expected, Campbell (foot) will play Wednesday against Florida, the Chicago Sun-Times' Adam Jahns reports.
Analysis: This was expected since a similar report came out earlier in the day, but let this serve as final confirmation that it is safe to have Campbell in fantasy lineups.
News: Campbell (foot) is likely to play against Florida on Wednesday, Chicago Sun-Times writer Adam Jahns reports.
Analysis: We'll keep a lookout for confirmation on this news, but for now it's looking like Campbell's owners should get him active for Wednesday's game.
News: Campbell (left foot) might return to the lineup Wednesday against the Panthers, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Analysis: It's lingering,'' Campbell said. It's going to be around. You just have to deal with it.'' And fantasy owners have little choice but to deal with the rearguard's questionable status leading up to Wednesday's game. We recommend circling back in case more information concerning his injury is revealed before the puck drops Wednesday evening.
News: Campbell (foot) practiced Tuesday, but his status for Wednesday's game against Florida remains uncertain, the Blackhawks' official site reports.
Analysis: The Hawks will likely wait to see how Campbell feels at the morning skate before making a decision on his status for Wednesday's game.
News: Campbell (foot) won't play against Phoenix on Sunday, Chicago Sun-Times writer Ben Meyer-Abbott reports.
Analysis: The next chance for Campbell to return would be against Florida on Wednesday. He should probably be considered questionable for that one.
News: Campbell (left foot) will not play Thursday against the Stars, Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Analysis: Beyond that, consider Campbell -- who missed Monday's win over the Sharks due to a left foot injury -- iffy for Sunday's game against the Coyotes.
News: Campbell (left leg) is out for Monday's game for the Blackhawks against the Sharks, ESPN AM 1000 in Chicago reports.
Analysis: Campbell only lasted the first period on Sunday against the Caps and did not return the rest of the game. It was not expected in a back-to-back scenario that they would roll Campbell out against the Sharks.
News: Campbell (lower body) only skated for the first period and did not return on Sunday against the Caps in the overtime loss, ESPN in Chicago reports.
Analysis: On second thought, it might not have been wise to have Campbell lace up the skates. The Blackhawks were hurting in the third period when Brent Seabrook was called for a fighting major late in the second period. Without Seabrook and Campbell, the 'Hawks were certainly hurting for defensemen.
News: Campbell (lower body) was on the ice Sunday morning for warm-ups and is a game-time decision against the Caps, Jesse Rogers of ESPN 1000 reports
Analysis: This is obviously a good sign. Campbell has not played since Tuesday's game against the Panthers.
News: Chicago is hopeful Campbell (lower body) can play Sunday against Washington, CSN Chicago reports.
Analysis: Campbell hasn't played since Tuesday's game against Florida. He reportedly is "progressing well," so a return Sunday seems reasonably plausible.
News: Campbell (lower body) was a late scratch Wednesday against Tampa Bay, Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Analysis: John Scott will replace him in the lineup. We'll await further details regarding this injury as there was no previous mention of a potential absence for him Wednesday night.
News: Campbell went plus-2 with an assist in Monday's 4-2 win over the Wild.
Analysis: Campbell has a sparkling plus-23 rating through 50 games this season, placing him among the best in the league for a defenseman in the plus/minus column. He can be useful in deep fantasy formats given his solid rating and playmaking ability.
News: Campbell has accumulated a plus-19 which is the seventh best in the NHL as the Blackhawks go up against Colorado on Wednesday night, Daily Herald reports.
Analysis: Campbell's plus-minus per game is probably higher considering that he missed the first dozen games of the season. Campbell is no longer the target of boo birds at the United Center like he was when he came over to the Blackhawks.
News: Campbell recorded an assist, his 11th of the season, in Sunday's 2-1 loss to the Ducks.
Analysis: Campbell has good vision on the ice, hence his respectable assist totals each year. He's also quietly leading the Blackhawks as the owner of a plus-13 rating. Campbell is a good fantasy option if you need someone to round out your defensive rotation.
News: Campbell didn't register an assist Saturday against Vancouver; nor did he get off a single shot on goal. But he still managed to finish the night plus-4 as the Blackhawks steamrolled the Canucks, 7-1.
Analysis: This is probably just a matter of being on the ice at the right time, but his season-long total of plus-8 now leads the Hawks in that category. Given his offensive skills, he's worth a roster slot for you, now that his knee is healed.
News: Campbell played 19:58 and finished a minus-1 in his season debut Monday following a right knee sprain.
Analysis: Campbell was a piece of the Chicago blue line that anchored the Hawks to a Stanley Cup. Campbell has the potential to produce offensively, but his minutes may be slightly reduced for another game or two. Expect his minutes to gradually increase and the offensive opportunities to come.
News: Campbell will make his season debut when the Blackhawks face the Rangers on Monday night, Chicago Breaking Sports reports.
He's been out since October 1 with a sprained right knee.
Analysis: Campbell has had his injury issues since joining the Blackhawks as a highly prized (and priced) free agent, but the man can produce offense, plain and simple, so if you've been waiting he's probably worth getting into your lineup right away even if his minutes might be a little light to start. Campbell will pair with Niklas Hjalmarsson along the blue line.
Campbell: Could Join Blackhawks on Ice Monday Night
News: Campbell (knee) could be on the ice Monday night against the Rangers, Blackhawks' coach Joel Quenneville told ESPNChicago.com on Saturday.
Analysis: Quenneville said he's "optimistically encouraged" Campbell could return Monday against the Rangers. While the Blackhawks overall defense played well on Saturday night in the 3-1 win over the Wild, Campbell's return will help the team overall as the offensive players will be able to concentrate more on defense. Campbell has been out since the first week of October.
News: Although Campbell (knee) is traveling with the team on their upcoming two-game road trip, he's not expected to play during that time, the Blackhawks' official site reports.
Analysis: After a home game Friday night, the Hawks will be away until Wednesday when they host New Jersey. That's not a set return date for Campbell, but it's the earliest that we'll see him on the ice for a game.
News: Campbell (knee) skated with the team Wednesday, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Analysis: Campbell will not play in Wednesday's game against the Kings, but he is nearing his four-to-five week prognosis and could return to the lineup sometime in the next week or so.
Campbell Might Return to Blackhawks' Lineup on Saturday
News: Campbell (knee) might be ready to play this weekend, Hawks coach Joel Quenneville told the Daily Herald on Tuesday.
Analysis: If he does come back either Saturday at Minnesota or at the Rangers on Monday, it would be at the early end of the initial timetable for his return. When he was injured in the first week of October, it was thought Campbell would be out four to six weeks. The return of Campbell would give both goalie Marty Turco and the rest of the Blackhawks a big boost.
News: Campbell (knee sprain) hit the ice for the first time Saturday since he was injured at the start of October, the Daily Herald reports.
Analysis: It appears that Campbell is on track from what was expected to be four to five weeks, which would put it around the first week of November. "He skated today, did good," Blackhawks' coach Joel Quenneville said. "A couple of practices with us will give us a better idea. He's not too far away." The Blackhawks' fans used to boo him, but they have found out that he is a valuable piece to the team's success.
News: Campbell will miss four to five weeks with a right knee sprain, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Analysis: Campbell racks up enough assists to crack the top 20 defensemen on our cheatsheet, but this news will obviously cause his stock to take a tumble. He'll likely miss at least the first three weeks of the season. As for who will get the first crack at replacing Campbell, the Blackhawks are expected to play 19-year-old Nick Leddy in Sunday's preseason finale.
News: Campbell (undisclosed injury) limped out of the dressing room after Friday night's preseason game with the Penguins, the Daily Herald reports.
Analysis: Campbell was hurt in a collision with Pittsburgh's Eric Tangradi along the boards in the second period. Blackhawks' coach Joel Quenneville said only that the defenseman would have his injury re-evaluated by doctors on Saturday.
News: Blackhawks D Brian Campbell returned to the ice for Chicago's 3-0 win Thursday in Game 4 of their Western Conference quarterfinal series against Nashville. It was his first outing since breaking his collar bone on March 14. Campbell finished at even and recorded one hit in 17 shifts.
Analysis: Campbell was enjoying a fine season before being injured, posting seven goals, 38 points and a plus-18 rating in 68 games. Healthy again, he will be a must-start Fantasy option going into the 2010-11 season.
News: Chicago D Brian Campbell, who will miss the rest of the regular season with a broken collarbone and broken rib after a hit from Washington's Alex Ovechkin on March 14, said he has no target date for a return. There is a slim possibility he could be back, if the Blackhawks go deep into the playoffs.
Analysis: While it is nice to hear Campbell might return down the road for Chicago, the most pressing matter for Fantasy owners is that the offensive blueliner won't be back in the regular season. It's a tough loss for Fantasy owners, who have to drop a must-start option. Campbell finishes the regular season with seven goals, 38 points and a plus-18 rating in 68 games.
News: The Blackhawks announced Tuesday that D Brian Campbell will be out 7-8 weeks with a brokeb clavicle and ribs sustained Sunday when Alex Ovechkin checked him from behind and into the boards.
Analysis: Campbell's Fantasy owners will have their heads in their hands at this news, which comes at the worst possible time. Campbell is one of the premier two-way blueliners in the NHL and a must-start Fantasy option when healthy, but you should release him in all non-keeper leagues.
News: Two-time MVP Alex Ovechkin was suspended Monday for the Washington Capitals' next two games because of a reckless hit. The forward drove Chicago's Brian Campbell into the boards from behind in the first period Sunday and received a major penalty and a game misconduct. With Ovechkin, who is leading the league in points with 96, kicked out of the game, the Capitals later came back from a 3-0 third-period deficit to win 4-3 in overtime. "There's nothing I can do right now. He just fell and this happens," Ovechkin said after the game. Campbell stayed down for several minutes before he was able to leave the ice with a trainer at his side and then headed to the locker room. He did not return to the game. "Brian Campbell is one of the best skaters in the National Hockey League," Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau said in an interview with the team's Web site. "If he thought danger was coming, and he saw Alex right behind him, he would have moved. I think he was trying to spin away and the spin didn't work, and he got caught in the ice and he fell into the boards. That's me, and a lot of people are going to bash that thought. But that's my opinion."
Analysis: Campbell, out with what the team is calling an upper-body injury, will miss the team's three-game road trip this week out West that starts Wednesday night in Anaheim, Calif. He is a key defenseman for the Blackhawks, who are second overall in the Western Conference two points behind San Jose. Reports surfaced Monday that Campbell could miss the remainder of the season with a broken clavicle and broken ribs, but the Blackhawks have yet to say anything else than an upper-body injury. We expect more updates in the coming days, but it doesn't look good. Campbell is one of the premier two-way blueliners in the NHL and a must-start Fantasy option when healthy. This is definitely a tough loss for Fantasy owners.
News:Brian Campbell was injured during Sunday's game against the Capitals after a questionable hit. Alex Ovechkin, the two-time MVP and the league's leading scorer this season, got a game misconduct in the first period for knocking Campbell into the boards. "There's nothing I can do right now. He just fell and this happens," Ovechkin said. Ovechkin raced up the ice and from behind drove Campbell into the boards with 7:44 left in the first period. Campbell stayed down for several minutes before he was able to leave the ice with a trainer at his side and then headed to the locker room. He did not return to the game. He has an upper-body injury and will not make the Blackhawks upcoming road trip to the West Coast. "The league will do what they do," Chicago coach Joel Quenneville. "Soupy [Campbell] is going to be out for a bit here. It was a dangerous hit."
Analysis: The Blackhawks don't return home until March 23 against Phoenix, so it appears Campbell will not make an appearance in Fantasy Week 22 (March 15-21). It's a real bummer too since Fantasy playoffs begin in some formats this week. Campbell is one of the premier two-way blueliners in the NHL and a must-start Fantasy option when healthy. This is definitely a tough loss for Fantasy owners.
News: Blackhawks D Brian Campbell has struggled the last few weeks leading up to the Olympic break. The veteran blueliner hasn't scored a goal in 14 games. He has also managed to stat in only two of his last 12 games and has been under even in four of those contests.
Analysis: It's not like the first time we have seen Campbell struggle for a few weeks, but a slump is nonetheless a slump. We don't expect a lot of goals from Campbell, but he is still one of the premier passing defenseman in the NHL. He is also on the ice in a lot of favorable situations and can post a positive plus-minus. The numbers add up for Campbell in the end, so keep him active in Fantasy.
News:The Sports Xchange reports Blackhawks D Brian Campbell, booed every time he touched the puck after spurning a Sharks contract to sign with the Hawks two seasons ago, was plus-3 and added an assist on Thursday against San Jose. It was his 27th assist and first in five games.
Analysis: Campbell did very well in his limited time with the Sharks a few seasons ago, but we can't see the fans booing him for taking the better deal. Campbell isn't a bad person and the booing was simply out of spite. Campbell has been playing his best hockey since December. He has five goals, 19 points and a plus-10 rating in his last 29 games. Keep him active in all Fantasy formats.
News: Blackhawks D Brian Campbell scored a goal and finished at plus-1 on Thursday against the Blue Jackets. The Blackhawks got going quickly, thanks to Campbell. Kris Versteeg raced down the left side and as he reached the circle made a nice pass to the trailing Campbell, who scored from the right circle only 61 seconds into the game. It was his sixth goal and second in seven games.
Analysis: Campbell has been on an offensive tear since mid-December. He has five goals and nine assists in his last 16 games. Campbell has always been a solid passer from the blue line, but his goal scoring has been spotty. He has been scoring a lot lately, which only adds to his Fantasy appeal.
News: Blackhawks D Brian Campbell scored a goal and tallied an assist on Sunday against the Predators. Campbell gave Chicago a 4-2 lead with a power-play score 13:33 into the third. He has three goals and four assists in his last seven games. He is also plus-7 in that span.
Analysis: This late December run has been Campbell's best offensive outburst of the season. This is why Fantasy owners drafted him as a high-end option. We aren't going to expect a ton of goals from Campbell, but he will put up the assists and post a favorable plus-minus. Continue to keep him active in Fantasy.
News: Blackhawks D Brian Campbell tallied a pair of assists and finished at plus-1 during Saturday's game against the Oilers. It was his second straight multi-assist game and fourth of the season.
Analysis: Campbell has 13 points and a plus-6 rating in 21 games this season, but he is being started in just 87 percent of leagues, so Fantasy owners are clearly frustrated by Campbell's lack of consistency. Chicago has a lot of good blueliners and they do steal points from Campbell. But he is still one of the team's top offensive players and a must-start Fantasy option.
News: Blackhawks D Brian Campbell tallied two assists and finished at plus-2 during Wednesday's game against the Oilers. It was his second straight two-assist game.
Analysis: Campbell has developed into one of the NHL's best passers from the blue line. He doesn't score a lot of goals, but racks up assists and continues to be a must-start Fantasy option.
News: Chicago D Brian Campbell got the scoring started on Saturday in Finland in a 4-0 win over the Panthers. Campbell scored his first goal of the season in the 1st period on a power play and was assisted by Patrick Kane and Dustin Byfuglien.
Analysis: Campbell remains one of the NHL's best puck-moving defenseman and a high-end Fantasy option for use on most occasions.
News: Blackhawks D Brian Campbell went over the 40-point mark for a fourth straight season Tuesday when he assisted twice in a loss to the Predators.
Analysis: Campbell now has 11 assists in 14 games since the All-Star break. He remains one of the NHL's best puck-moving defenseman and a high-end Fantasy option.
News: Blackhawks D Brian Campbell tallied an assist and finished at even in 21:58 of ice time Tuesday against the Lightning. Campbell has five assists in seven February games, but no goals in that span. He hasn't scored since Jan. 8.
Analysis: Campbell has been a passing fool since the All-Star break with nine assists in 10 games. But what else is new? Campbell remains one of the NHL's best puck-moving defenseman and a high-end Fantasy option.
News: Blackhawks D Brian Campbell assisted twice in Thursday's loss to the Kings. He now has 26 assists on the season.
Analysis: Campbell has struggled a little in January with just seven points, but he is still a talented blue-liner and remains a must-start in most Fantasy formats.
News: Blackhawks D Brian Campbell tallied an assist and finished at plus-1 in 16:49 of ice time Wednesday against the Ducks. He has two assists in his last five games, but hasn't scored in eight outings.
Analysis: Campbell is by far having his worst offensive month with just five points in 12 January games. The All-Star defenseman is much better than he has played over the last few weeks and Chicago will need him down the stretch. Despite the slump, Campbell still has high-end Fantasy appeal.
News: Blackhawks D Brian Campbell scored his seventh goal of the season Thursday in a loss to the Avalanche.
Analysis: Campbell has 29 points on the season and could get into the 60s for a second straight season. He remains a must-start option in all Fantasy formats through thick and thin.
News: Blackhawks D Brian Campbell had two assists in Friday's game against the Flames in Calgary. He has picked up three points in his last two games, giving him 23 for the season.
Analysis: Campbell has five goals this season, and considering he has only reached double digits twice in his career, he's actually doing quite well in that area. While his points are down as a whole, he remains a must-start in all formats.
News: Blackhawks D Brian Campbell scored for the first time in 11 games Tuesday as Chicago routed the Oilers.
Analysis: Campbell has five goals this season, and considering he has only reached double digits twice in his career, he's actually doing quite well. While his points are down as a whole, he remains a must-start in all formats.
News: Blackhawks D Brian Campbell tallied two assists in Saturday's shootout loss to the Red Wings. He now has 15 helpers on the season.
Analysis: Campbell is having a nice season so far in Chicago, as his 19 points tie him for seventh among NHL defensemen. He remains a must-start Fantasy option.
News: Blackhawks D Brian Campbell scored a goal, added an assist and finished at even in 27:52 of ice time Thursday against the Stars. Campbell answered for the Blackhawks with a man-advantage goal at 9:08 of the second period for a 3-2 lead. It was his fourth goal of the season and second in three games.
Analysis: Campbell has never been much of a goal scorer in his career, but it appears he is on his way to double-digit tallies for the second time in his career. He is developing into a complete defenseman and remains a must-start Fantasy option.
News: Blackhawks D Brian Campbell played his first game against San Jose -- the team he played for in last season's playoffs -- Sunday and had one goal and two assists. Campbell tied it at 2 with 2:27 left in the first on a one-time shot from the right point that fooled Brian Boucher on the short side.
Analysis: Campbell has posted 12 points in 16 games this season and continues to be one of the league's top offensive defenseman and has not lost any motivation despite landing a long-term deal. He still might not be much of a goal scorer, but as long as he is putting points on the board, Campbell is a high-end Fantasy defenseman.
News: Blackhawks D Brian Campbell assisted in his fourth straight game Saturday as the Blackhawks edged the Blue Jackets in a shootout.
Analysis: Campbell had 54 assists last season, but got off to a slow start this year with only two helpers in his first seven games. Now he seems to be back on track again, so get him active in all formats for Fantasy Week 5 (Nov. 3-9).
News: Blackhawks D Brian Campbell tallied an assist and finished at minus-1 in 28:05 of ice time Monday against the Wild. He now has an assist in two straight games and has five points (two goals) in his last six contests.
Analysis: Campbell has recorded six points and a plus-5 rating in his first nine games as a Blackhawk. He is logging more than 27 minutes per game and is proving to be worth every penny Chicago dished out in the offseason. Continue to treat Campbell as a high-end Fantasy option.
News: Blackhawks defenseman Brian Campbell had a goal and an assist during Thursday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Blues. Campbell scored in the second period when he took a pass from Patrick Kane and lifted a wrist shot over Manny Legace's glove, giving the Blackhawks a 2-0 lead at 3:43. It was his second goal in as many games.
Analysis: Campbell is finally starting to settle into his new surroundings, and new head coach Joel Quenneville has to like the notion he has one of the best defenseman in the NHL under his wings. Campbell is still an elite offensive defenseman and should get his points. Continue to start him in all Fantasy formats.
News:Martin Havlat, Patrick Sharp, Brian Campbell and rookie Colin Fraser scored in the final 29 minutes to lead the Blackhawks to their first victory of the season, 4-1 over the Phoenix Coyotes on Wednesday. Campbell's goal was his first with the Blackhawks after signing an eight-year, $56.7 million free-agent contract. He completed the scoring with just under eight minutes left in the third when he trailed in late on a rush. "With every game, we're getting a little better," Campbell said. "Tonight the turnovers were down a ton, although we came out a little loose."
Analysis: Campbell has two points in his first four games with Chicago and also a plus-1 rating. Now that Joel Quenneville is taking over as coach, nothing should change with Campbell. He is still an elite offensive defenseman and should get his points. Continue to start him in all Fantasy formats.
News: Blackhawks D Brian Campbell made his Chicago debut during Friday's 4-2 loss to the Rangers. Campbell, who netted the biggest deal for a free-agent defenseman during the summer, turned an end-to-end rush into a goal for reigning NHL rookie of the year Patrick Kane. Campbell paid instant dividends on his eight-year, $57.12 million deal, racing the puck all the way up the ice and banking it off the left side of the net to Kane, who tied it 1-all with 2:42 left in the first.
Analysis: Campbell finished at plus-1 Friday and logged the second-most amount of ice time (29:06) for Chicago. Campbell is not a big-time scorer, but he can really move the puck and remains a must-start Fantasy option for his ability to put assists on the board.
News:Brian Campbell is bringing some defense to the Chicago Blackhawks. Campbell, the top free-agent defenseman available Tuesday as the free agent market opened, signed an eight-year deal with the Blackhawks -- a young team that already features rising star forwards Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews. Campbell's deal is reportedly worth $7.14 million annually with the total of $57.12 million the richest in team history. "We decided we'd try to make an impact today to give our fans something to get excited about," general manager Dale Tallon said. "When you do that, you're going to overpay, but now we have the resources and the ability to do that."
Analysis: Campbell, who spent most of his first eight seasons with the Buffalo Sabres before being dealt to the San Jose Sharks at last season's trade deadline, has 35 goals and 160 assists in 411 regular-season NHL games. Campbell had eight goals, 54 assists and 62 points in 83 games last season. It was a career-year for the veteran defenseman and he cashed in Tuesday. With the addition of Campbell and goalie Cristobal Huet, Chicago becomes a contender in the Western Conference. Campbell might have a slight drop in his numbers coming off a contract year, but he still remains an elite Fantasy defenseman.
News: The window has opened early on Sharks D Brian Campbell's free agency, and the Rangers have been given permission to take a peek. Actually, the Rangers have been granted permission by San Jose GM Doug Wilson to do more than peek. The Post has learned that the Blueshirts have been authorized to talk with the impending free-agent defenseman, an opportunity of which Glen Sather is believed to have already taken advantage. Campbell, whom the Sharks obtained from Buffalo at the Feb. 26 trade deadline for Steve Bernier and the 26th pick in this weekend's draft, is just the type of smooth-skating, puck-moving, power play-quarterbacking defenseman the Rangers seek.
Analysis: Campbell recorded 62 points (8-54) last season, establishing career highs in assists and points. He had seven points (1-6) in 13 playoff games for the Sharks, who were upset in the Western semis by Dallas. The Rangers would love to add Campbell to their squad, but they might not be able to afford him. Thing is, why talk to the guy if you're not willing to shell out the cash? Wherever Campbell ends up, he is a must-start Fantasy defenseman in all formats.
News: Sharks D Brian Campbell tallied an assist and finished at plus-2 during Sunday's game against Coyotes. He now has one assist in five straight games and 16 points (two goals) in 17 games with San Jose.
Analysis: You knew it was a coming. A trade to San Jose was going to elevate Campebell's already efficient offensive game and it has. He has been the missing piece to the puzzle on defense for the Sharks. Continue to start Campbell in all Fantasy formats.
News: Sharks D Brian Campbell scored a goal, added an assist and finished at plus-2 during Friday's game against the Blues. At 12:10 of the first period, Joe Thornton fed a trailing Campbell for a one-timed shot that beat Hannu Toivonen for his seventh goal of the season and second with San Jose. Campbell has 10 points (eight assists) and a plus-6 rating in nine game since being acquired in a deadline deal.
Analysis: You knew it was a coming. A trade to San Jose was going to elevate Campebell's already efficient offensive game and it has. He has been the missing piece to the puzzle on defense for the Sharks. Continue to start Campbell in all Fantasy formats.
News: Newly-acquired Sharks D Brian Campbell recorded a goal and an assist Monday in a 6-4 win over the Montreal Canadiens. He now has four points in four games as a Shark.
Analysis: Campbell is one of the beter offensive defensemen in the league and the Sharks haven't lost since adding him to their roster. Continue to start him as a No. 1 defenseman in all Fantasy formats.
News:Brian Campbell notched his first point for San Jose and the Sharks scored three goals in an eight-minute span of the second period to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-2 on Wednesday night. Campbell was playing his first game for San Jose, which solidified its hold on fifth place in the Western Conference. He was picked up along with a seventh-round draft pick on Tuesday from Buffalo for forward Steve Bernier and a first-round pick this summer.
Analysis: Campbell is one of the beter offensive defensemen in the league and joins a team that needs some serious help in the goal-scoring department. He is a free agent after this season, but if he can help the Sharks get at least one round deep into the playoffs, you can be sure San Jose will want to keep him around. This move does not affect Campbell's value as a must-start No. 1 defenseman by any means, so continue to put him in your lineup.
News: The NHL Network reports that Sabres D Brian Campbell has been traded to the San Jose Sharks for Steve Bernier and a first-round draft pick.
Analysis: Campbell is one of the best offensive defensemen in the league and joins a team that needs some serious help in the goal-scoring department. He is a free agent after this season, but if he can help the Sharks get at least one round deep into the playoffs, you can be sure San Jose will want to keep him around. This move does not affect Campbell's value as a must-start No. 1 defenseman by any means, so continue to put him in your lineup. Bernier is a decent NHL winger, but has yet to put up more than 31 points in a season. He only has value in deeper formats at this time.
News: Sabres D Brian Campbell assisted on the first two goals scored by Thomas Vanek, who finished with a hat trick in Buffalo's 5-1 win over Ottawa on Tuesday. Campbell now has 37 assist this season.
Analysis: Campbell should pass his career-best of 42 assists set last season within the next few games if he continues providing pucks at this rate. He has eight assists in the last six games. The Sabres are also trying to lock him up long term, but his name has been tossed around in trade rumors, too. Whether he stays or goes, Campbell has emerged as a solid offensive weapon. Continue to start him in all Fantasy formats.
News: Sabres D Brian Campbell recorded three assists and finished at minus-1 during Sunday's game against the Panthers. He now has six assists in his last five games and 35 on the season.
Analysis: Campbell set a career high with 42 assists last season and is quickly closing in on that mark. The Sabres are trying to lock him up long term, but his name has also been mentioned in trade rumors. Whether he stays or goes, Campbell has emerged as a solid offensive weapon. Continue to start him in all Fantasy formats.
News: Sabres D Brian Campbell tallied an assist and finished at plus-1 during Tuesday's game against the Bruins. He now has an assist in two straight games and three of his last seven contests.
Analysis: Campbell is not much of a goal scorer, he managed just four in the first 51 games this season, but can get the puck to his teammates (31 assists). He has been one of the Sabres' top defenseman the last three seasons and continues to be a must-start Fantasy option as well.
News: Sabres D Brian Campbell scored a goal, tallied two assists and finished at even during the 56th All-Star game Sunday. Campbell, who played a game-high 23:19, scored on a wrist shot at 15:10 of the first period.
Analysis: Campbell is not much of a goal scorer, he managed just four in the first 48 games this season, but can get the puck to his teammates (29 assists). He has been one of the Sabres' top defenseman the last three seasons and continues to be a must-start Fantasy option as well.
News:Brian Campbell received just his second penalty of the season when he was sent off for slashing 2:43 into the second period of Wednesday's 2-1 loss to the Rangers in which he assisted on his team's goal. He had only 35 penalty minutes last season, which was a career high.
Analysis: Campbell, who has 30 points in 44 games this season, is one of the best defensemen in the league and should start in Fantasy formats.
News: Sabres D Brian Campbell, the Sabres' lone All-Star and a free agent-to-be, announced Monday he is done negotiating with the Sabres until the season is over. The Sabres had been hopeful they would sign the 28-year-old defenseman long before he got close to free agency. "I'm done talking about it with the team until the end of the year," Campbell said in HSBC Arena. "There's more important things right now than just me. We've got to win. I think it's for the best."
Analysis: You have to love how Campbell comes out with this during a nine-game losing streak for the Sabres. How this announcement benefits anyone but himself, we don't know. It's like saying, "Hey, look at me! I'm trying to help this struggling club by cutting off my negotiations for milions!" Campbell, who has 29 points in 43 games this season, is one of the best defensemen in the league, and luckily bonehead decisions like this don't affect his Fantasy value.
News: Sabres D Brian Campbell made it three straight games with a point Sunday as he assisted on one of Buffalo's two goals in a 5-2 loss to the Thrashers.
Analysis: Buffalo might have lost six games in a row, but Campbell is one Sabre who hasn't slumped along with the team. He has four points during the winless streak and is now tied for the team assist lead with 24. He is an elite Fantasy defenseman and should be starting in all formats.
News: Sabres D Brian Campbell had his second goal in four games during Tuesday's tilt against the Penguins. Campbell, who now has four goals, also has three assists in his last seven games.
Analysis: Campbell has 22 assists this season and is one of the top assist man for the Sabres. He is also in the top defensive pairing with Jaroslav Spacek and sees plenty of ice time. He remains a must-start Fantasy option.
News: Sabres D Brian Campbell tallied two assists in 28 minutes of ice time Friday against the Flyers. He now has two multi-assist outings in his last seven games and six assists in that span.
Analysis: Campbell has 22 assists this season and is one of the top assist man for the Sabres. He is also in the top defensive pairing with Jaroslav Spacek and sees plenty of ice time. He remains a must-start Fantasy option.
News: Sabres D Brian Campbell totaled two assists and a plus-3 rating during Saturday's game against the Sharks. He now has two multi-assist games in his last six outings and a total of five assists in that span.
Analysis: Campbell started the season with nine points in his first four games. He struggled from mid-October to mid-November, but has been on a roll once again. It's great that he is among the top defenders in Buffalo and remains a high-end Fantasy option.
News:The Sports Xchange reports the defensive pairing of Brian Campbell and Jaroslav Spacek has been elevated to No. 1 status. They are leading the team in scoring among blue-liners, and they are also facing the oppositions' top lines. Toni Lydman and Henrik Tallinder had been the top pair.
Analysis: Campbell started the season with nine points in his first four games. He struggled from mid-October to mid-November, but has been on a roll once again. He has four assists in his last six games and 14 this season. It's great that he is among the top defenders in Buffalo and remains a high-end Fantasy option.
News: Sabres D Brian Campbell tallied an assist and an even rating during Friday's game against the Canadiens. He now has an assist in two of the last three games after recording just one point -- a goal -- in the first seven November games.
Analysis: Campbell started the season with nine points in his first four games. He hasn't looked like an inch of that player since mid-October. He is usually a reliable Fantasy defender and can still be treated as a high-end option. Hopefully he will get rolling soon.
News: D Brian Campbell logged 27:06 of ice time against Ottawa Thursday, the eighth straight game he's had more than 26 minutes.
Analysis: Campbell started the season with nine points in his first four games, but has just three points in his last 13 games. Consider him in larger leagues at this point.
News: Sabres D Brian Campbell was held without a point for the fourth consecutive game on Friday as Buffalo lost 3-0 to Toronto. Campbell last recorded a point on Nov. 1 with a goal against Boston.
Analysis: Campbell started the season with nine points in his first four games, but has just three points in his last 11 games. And in five November games, he sports a minus-7 rating. Ouch. Campbell is still a must-start Fantasy option coming off two solid seasons, but hope for a quick turnaround soon.
News: TSN.ca reports that Buffalo Sabres defenseman Bryan Campbell was named second star by the NHL, as he picked up seven points (3 G, 4 A) in a pair of games last week.
Analysis: Campbell has emerged as a must-start in all Fantasy leagues after a breakout season in 2006-07 and he is showing no signs of slowing down this year.
News: D Brian Campbell and C Tim Connolly each finished with a goal and two assists in Thursday's 6-0 whitewash of the Thrashers. Campbell also finished with a plus-2 rating, while Connolly was even.
Analysis: Campbell is a must-start in all Fantasy leagues after posting six goals and a career-high 48 points with a plus-28 rating in 2006-07. The Sabres will be back in action on Saturday night against Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals.
News: Brian Campbell picked up three assists with a plus-3 rating in a game-high 28:23 of ice time in Thursday's game at Florida.
Analysis: Campbell has gone 23 straight games without a goal dating back to Jan. 17, but he has managed 12 assists with a plus-8 rating over the past 12 games.
News: Brian Campbell and Teppo Numminen each picked up an assist in Tuesday's game against the Flyers. Campbell also chipped in with a plus-2 rating, while Numminen was a minus-1.
Analysis: Campbell has had a bit of a rough patch, but the defenseman remains a solid play in most Fantasy leagues.
News: Brian Campbell has posted six goals and 25 assists with a strong plus-18 rating and 24 penalty minutes through 49 games at the All-Star break.
Analysis: Campbell is on pace for a career-high 54 points, which would eclipse last season's breakout performance by 10 points. The difference has been in plus/minus, as he turned in a dismal minus-14 in 2005-06.
News: Sabres D Brian Campbell has five goals, 21 assists and a plus-18 rating through 42 games this season.
Analysis: Campbell has never had a plus/minus rating this good in his career and is really having a great season playing on a great team. He has emerged as a must-start Fantasy defender.
News: Brian Campbell picked up an assist with a minus-1 rating in a team-high 27:13 of ice time in Monday's game at Carolina.
Analysis: Campbell has five points (1 G, 4 A) and a plus-3 rating during his current four-game point streak. Like most Sabres, he is a must-start in all Fantasy leagues.
News: Derek Roy went scoreless in his last game on Monday at Montreal, ending a four-game point streak which saw him produce six assists and a plus-8 rating.
Analysis: Grab Campbell in all Fantasy leagues if he is still available. The redheaded rearguard is worth using as a No. 3 or 4 defenseman in most formats.
News: Brian Campbell and Jaroslav Spacek were scoreless in Wednesday's regular season opener at Carolina. Spacek was making his regular season debut as a member of the Buffalo Sabres.
Analysis: Despite the scoreless start, the two defensemen are must-starts in all Fantasy leagues. The Sabres will be back on home ice for Friday's game against the Canadiens.
News: The Buffalo Sabres signed Brian Campbell to a multi-year contract on Tuesday, securing their leading scoring defenseman for the 2006-07 season and beyond.
Analysis: Campbell led all defensemen with 12 goals, 32 assists and 44 points in 79 games. All of the totals were career-highs. He will be a nice middle-round selection in all Fantasy leagues, but don't overvalue him based on just one year of production.
News: Brian Campbell has posted nine goals, 22 assists and a minus-13 rating with just 12 penalty minutes through 53 games at the Olympic Games break.
Analysis: Campbell has stepped up his play this season, but he remains useful only as a No. 4 or 5 Fantasy defenseman in leagues of 12 or more teams which discourage PIM.
News: Campbell scored a goal and added an assist with a plus-1 rating in 17:22 of ice time in Monday's game against the Islanders.
Analysis: After a nine-game stretch from Nov. 15 - Dec. 1 with 10 points (5 G, 5 A), Campbell entered Monday's game with a 10-game goal drought. He is too inconsistent to use in anything but the largest of Fantasy leagues.
News: Brian Campbell was scoreless again on Sunday and he has no points in three of his past four games.
Analysis: Campbell still has 11 points (5 G, 6 A) over his past 13 games and is a decent low-end Fantasy option in leagues of 12 or more Fantasy teams.
News: Campbell scored a pair of goals and was a minus-1 in 17:56 of ice time in Thursday's game against the Capitals.
Analysis: Campbell has three goals over the past two games, but it is unrealistic to expect this type of production to continue. He already has a career-high four goals and there is no reason to believe he will reach double-digits unless he is this year's version of Sheldon Souray.
News: Campbell will be separated from the team for two more days. He and teammate Rhett Warrener have been separated from the team after possibly being exposed to the deadly virus SARS. Neither player has exhibited any symptoms and Campbell might play soon.
News: Campbell left Tuesday's practice early with a chipped bone in his foot. The Buffalo News reports that he has been playing with the injury, and is expected to play Wednesday against Tampa Bay. Campbell has no Fantasy value.