Future of Jack Campbell with Oilers reportedly decided

What does the future hold for the former Oilers starter?



To put it lightly, the tenure of goaltender Jack Campbell since joining the Edmonton Oilers has not gone even remotely according to plan.

He was sent to the minors after a rough start with Edmonton this season, further bringing into question the hefty five year, $25 million deal that he was given by Oilers general manager Ken Holland in 2022 after a mostly successful tenure with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Upon his arrival with the AHL's Bakersfield Condors, he had a rough start, sporting a 4-6-0 record with a 3.46 goals against average and .888 save percentage. As of right now, he's 10-10 with a 3.00 goals against average and a somewhat more digestible .907 save percentage. 

In the meantime, the Oilers have rebounded from what was a miserable start to the season by setting the new Canadian NHL club record for consecutive wins, and look every bit like the legitimate Stanley Cup contender than they were made out to be before the 2023-24 campaign began.

Is there any chance that he could be dealt from the franchise as the NHL Trade Deadline approaches? According to NHL Insider Frank Seravalli, it doesn't appear likely. 

While it seems like Campbell's days as a member of the Oilers organization are numbered, a potential move may have to wait until the offseason. 

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