December 10, 2023

After a disappointing 6-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Monday night, the Edmonton Oilers announced goaltender Jack Campbell has been placed on waivers “for the purpose of assignment” to a minor hockey league.

The Oilers announced the move on social media on Tuesday.

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While Campbell was not in goal for the Oilers Monday night, he has only earned one win in five games this season, recording a 4.50 goals-against average in that time along with an .873 save percentage.

The Oilers, widely seen as Stanley Cup contenders ahead of the 2023-24 NHL season, have started off the new campaign with little success. They currently hold a record of 2-8-1 and sit in second-last place in the Pacific Division.

Campbell, who only joined the Oilers 16 months ago when he signed with the club as a free agent, had a difficult first year with the team last season, putting together a 3.41 goals-against average and a save percentage of just .888.

Edmonton Oilers goaltender Jack Campbell reacts after a goal by the Minnesota Wild during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2023, in St. Paul, Minn.

(AP Photo/Abbie Parr)

Campbell has been sharing the net with Stuart Skinner again this season. Skinner, a finalist for the NHL’s rookie of the year award last season, also only has one win on the season and has a goals-against average of 3.99 and a save percentage of .856.

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