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Senators trade D Campoli to Blackhawks

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OTTAWA (AP) - The dismantling of the disappointing Ottawa Senators took another step when defenseman Chris Campoli was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks for forward Ryan Potulny and a second-round pick in this year's draft.

The deal was completed Monday shortly before the NHL trade deadline.

Campoli has three goals and 11 assists this season, and 32 goals and 96 assists in 378 NHL games with Ottawa and the New York Islanders.

Campoli is excited to be joining the defending champion Blackhawks.

"My game is skating, moving the puck and chipping it in the offensive side," Campoli said. "It looks like a good fit where I'll be able to do that and play to my strengths."

He is the sixth regular player in the Senators lineup to be traded in the past three weeks. Alex Kovalev, Mike Fisher, Chris Kelly, Jarkko Ruutu and Brian Elliott were also dealt by Ottawa, the last-place team in the Eastern Conference.

Potulny didn't record a point in three NHL games this season. He had 18 goals and 23 assists in 58 games with Rockford of the AHL.

The Senators did keep one key player.

Defenseman Chris Phillips, who has played all 925 of his NHL games with the Senators agreed to a $9.25 million, three-year contract extension.

Phillips chose not to explore free agency on July 1.

"There's no question that I gave up something," he said. "But what that is we'll never know because I didn't go to July 1 and test that market. It's not a concern."

"Phillips has been around here for a long time, he's a great leader in the room and a guy that a lot of guys lean on so we're happy to see him stay," Senators forward Jason Spezza said.

"I think it's been trade deadline day for a few weeks for us now so not much has changed."

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