Brian Campbell back in the lineup tonight vs. Rangers

Updated: November 1, 2010 at 12:14 pm by Alexander Monaghan

UPDATED 11/1/10 @ 12:09 PM: Campbell returns to the lineup tonight.  For updated lines, click here.

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UPDATED on 10/31/10: Campbell could play tomorrow night against the New York Rangers says Adam Jahns of The Sun-Times.

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UPDATED on 10/29/10 @ 12:57 PM: Campbell will travel with the team but is doubtful to play, says Chris Kuc of The Chicago Tribune, via Twitter.

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UPDATED on 10/27/10 @ 12:33 PM:  Campbell skated with the team today but is not yet ready to return.  When he does return he will be wearing a knee brace for the rest of the season.

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According to Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune, defenseman Brian Campbell will miss 4-5 weeks with a knee sprain.  The injury came during an exhibition game with the Pittsburgh Penguins after being hit into the boards.

As Kuc mentioned, Nick Leddy has the best chance to use those minutes.  Here are some quotes from Joel Quenneville and the writer on the subject:

Nick Leddy figures to get a chance to stay with the team. The 19-year-old is still in camp and has impressed coaches.

“Somebody’s obviously got a chance to play and grab minutes,” Quenneville said. “Nick is one guy that certainly helped himself as he’s progessed here. He’s still a young kid and we’ll keep an eye on him but he’s one guy that certainly could get a chance.”

In deeper leagues, Leddy should already be a household name.  Ironically, he may lace them up for the Chicago Blackhawks before Cam Barker can for the Minnesota Wild.  The two were traded for each other last season before the trade deadline.

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