Campbell injured his hand during Dallas Stars training camp and has yet to make an appearance this season. He practiced this week and is on track to make a start sometime next week, while he may back-up tonight.
“It’s special, it’s nice to be back,” Campbell said. “I had a really good camp and I was feeling great up there. You know it stinks, you get knocked out a couple weeks. Thankfully I’ve been watching the video and getting myself ready off the ice and on the ice when I was able to do that. It was a good week of practice, if I get called in there I’ll be ready to play.”
Here is the official release:
FRISCO, Texas – Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has assigned goaltender Jack Campbell to the Texas Stars, Dallas’ top development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Campbell, 23, began the season on the injured non-roster list to begin the year after sustaining an injury during the preseason. In 2014-15, he posted a 14-14-5 record with a 3.03 goals against average, a .907 save percentage and two shutouts in 35 regular-season games for Texas. He also appeared in one playoff contest and posted a 3.03 goals against average and a .889 save percentage. Additionally, he played seven games for Idaho of the ECHL and went 5-2-0-0 with a .945 save percentage and a 1.73 goals against average.
Following the 2014-15 season, Campbell represented the United States of America at the IIHF World Championships in Prague, Czech Republic. Helping the USA to a Bronze Medal, he appeared in two games posting a 1-1 record.
He made his lone NHL appearance on Oct. 20, 2013 making 41 saves in a losing effort to Anaheim. In four combined AHL seasons, he has a record of 49-36-5-6 in 103 games played.
The 6-foot-3, 200-pound native of Port Huron, Michigan was originally selected by Dallas in the first round (11th overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft.