Blue Jackets place Campbell on unconditional waivers


Gregory Campbell‘s time with the Columbus Blue Jackets appears at an end.

On Saturday, the Blue Jackets reportedly put the 33-year-old veteran forward on unconditional waivers. The club will terminate his contract if he clears waivers tomorrow, per Rob Mixer of the Blue Jackets. That would make Campbell an unrestricted free agent.

Campbell played only one season in Columbus, with three goals and 11 points in 82 games last season.

The club opted to put him on waivers before the start of this season. He cleared but didn’t report to the American Hockey League — his agent, Pat Morris, said his client wouldn’t go to the AHL to take a job away from a younger player — resulting in a suspension from the Blue Jackets.

Meanwhile, the red-hot Blue Jackets are on the road against the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday.

Columbus is searching for its ninth consecutive win. Head coach John Tortorella could also earn his 500th career win — against the same team that fired him at the end of a disastrous 2013-14 season.

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