The Chicago Blackhawks
have allowed defenseman Chris Campoli
, scheduled for an arbitration hearing Aug. 3, to become an unrestricted free agent, according to a report by James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail.
Chicago acquired Campoli from the Ottawa Senators
before the trade deadline last season, and he had 1 goal and seven points in 19 games for the Blackhawks. He finished the season with 4 goals and 21 points in 77 games including his time with the Senators.
The Blackhawks have added defesemen Steve Montador
, Sean O’Donnell and Sami Lepisto
this offseason, while also trading Brian Campbell
to the Florida Panthers
. When Lepisto signed to give Chicago eight defensemen under contract, general manager Stan Bowman told reporters Campoli wasn’t expected to be back with the club.
The 27-year-old Campoli has 33 goals and 135 points in 397 career games with the Blackhawks, Senators and New York Islanders
, who drafted him in the seventh round of the 2004 Entry Draft.