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Chris Campoli, who apparently will not live down the fact that he turned over the puck that led to Alex Burrows’ series-winning goal for the Canucks for a while (seriously, guys — let it GO), underwent knee surgery on Tuesday.
Here’s the press release from the Blackhawks’ head physician, Dr. Michael Terry:
“Chris Campoli underwent successful right knee surgery on Tuesday afternoon to repair a torn meniscus. The procedure went very well and he will gradually return to normal off-season workouts. I anticipate a full recovery in approximately two months.”
Chris Campoli became a restricted free agent at the end of the season. I would not be surprised if he was re-signed, since he blended in well with the defense as soon as he came in and was a vast improvement over everyone else (must I remind everyone of Hendry, Cullimore, and especially Boynton?) in that position this year.
Here’s hoping that he gets well soon, and that he’s on the blue line for the Blackhawks next season.
After the jump, learn about some of the Blackhawks’ best prospects, as well as why Rocky Wirtz is still the man…
From Hockey’s Future comes this: Grit and Character Well Represented In Junior Pool For Chicago Blackhawks. It focuses on eight players that are working their way up the system. Two have already made their mark in their short time on the Rockford IceHogs — Phillippe Paradis and David Gilbert. It also mentions two goalie prospects — Kent Simpson and the awesomely-named Mac Carruth — who, along with Alexander Salak, were mentioned in The Goalie Guild’s Top 100 Prospects (Simpson was listed at 67, while Carruth is at 97 — Salak is at 16).
Does this mean Rockford will have some goalie help next year so Alec Richards and Hannu
Failvonen Toivonen can leave and never come back? Please say yes.
Rocky Wirtz was named to the Chicago Innovation Awards Board. He won the award last year for his dramatic turnaround of the Blackhawks. (WGN Radio)