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Rumor - Jack Campbell to be bought out?


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Josh Tupper
June 28, 2024  (10:38)
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It has been claimed that the Edmonton Oilers are considering the option of buying out Jack Campbell's contract after just two seasons of play.

Jeff Jackson, the CEO of Hockey Operations for the Edmonton Oilers, met with reporters on Thursday following the team's announcement that Ken Holland will be leaving after his contract expires this weekend. Jackson was questioned on a number of subjects, including Jack Campbell and whether it would be possible to move on from him, possibly through a buyout.
Jackson stated to reporters that they are reviewing all of their options and that they do not currently have any plans to buy him out.
"We are looking at every option, including Jack. We aren't planning that (buyout), but we are considering it," Jackson said.

Following a dismal start to the 2023–24 season, the Edmonton Oilers boldly placed Campbell on waivers. Following his clearance, they assigned him to the Bakersfield Condors of the American Hockey League, where he played out the rest of the season.
In the AHL, Campbell also had his share of struggles and even lost his starting position once. With 33 games played for the Condors, the native of Port Huron, Michigan, concluded the season with an 18-13-1 record, 2.63 goals against average, a.918 save percentage, and three shutouts.
According to CapFriendly, a buyout of Jack Campbell's contract would last for six seasons and giving the Edmonton Oilers the following cap hit for each year:
Year 1: $1.1 million.
Year 2: $2.3 million.
Year 3: $2.6 million.
Years 4-6: $1.5 million.
We'll have to wait and watch what the Edmonton Oilers decide to do as the National Hockey League's buyout window begins today and runs through Sunday, June 30th. The team will start Stuart Skinner in goal for a number of years to come, therefore it isn't ideal to pay $5 million AAV for a backup for the following three seasons. Unless they add a bonus, selling Campbell is probably not going to happen, therefore the only choice left may be to buy out his contract.
Source: Blade of Steel
Edmonton Oilers exploring Jack Campbell buyout
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