As expected in the wake of Jeff Zatkoff’s groin injury at today’s morning skate, the Kings recalled Ontario’s Jack Campbell on an emergency basis. The 2010 first round draft pick will back up Peter Budaj tonight when the Kings face the Vancouver Canucks at Staples Center (7:00 p.m. / FOX Sports West / FOX Sports GO / KABC 790 / I Heart Radio).
In a corresponding move, the Kings placed Zatkoff on injured reserve.
Campbell, 24, has one game of NHL experience, a 6-3 loss in Anaheim on October 20, 2013, in which he stopped 41 of 47 shots. The recipient of the award for the best goaltender at the 2011 World Junior Championships, Campbell was also a member of the 2010 United States team that defeated Canada 5-4 in overtime in the gold medal game.
Acquired for defensive prospect Nick Ebert on the second day of the 2016 NHL Draft, Campbell is 2-0-0 with a 2.48 goals-against average, a .930 save percentage and one shutout in two games with AHL-Ontario this season.
Article 50.10 (e)
Roster Emergency Exception
In the event that (i) a Club has Payroll Room less than the sum of the Minimum Paragraph 1 NHL Salary and $100,000 (i.e., that Club’s Averaged Club Salary is greater than the Upper Limit minus the Minimum Paragraph 1 NHL Salary minus $100,000); (ii) a Player on such Club becomes unfit or unable to play (i.e., is injured, ill or disabled and unable to perform his duties as a hockey Player) or is suspended; (iii) such Club is unable to sign and/or Recall a Player with an Averaged Amount equal to the Minimum Paragraph 1 NHL Salary plus $100,000 under the Bona Fide Long-Term Injury/Illness Exception; (iv) as a result of such Player being unfit or unable to play or suspended and the Club having Payroll Room less than the sum of the Minimum Paragraph 1 NHL Salary and $100,000, the Club has fewer than eighteen (18) skaters and two (2) goalies (“18 and 2”) on its Playing Roster (pursuant to Section 16.4(c)); and (v) the Club played its previous game with fewer than 18 and 2 (a “Roster Emergency”), then such Club may, beginning with the second game and continuing with all subsequent games and without any charge to the Club’s Averaged Club Salary for the duration of such Roster Emergency, add to its Playing Roster the requisite number of “emergency replacement” Player(s), provided, however, that (i) each such Player may not have an Averaged Amount that is more than the then-applicable Minimum Paragraph 1 NHL Salary plus $100,000 (e.g., $625,000 in 2012-13); and (ii) each such Player may only remain on that Club’s Active Roster during the period of the “Roster Emergency.”
The Paragraph 1 NHL Salary and Bonus of any Player added to the
Playing Roster pursuant to this Section shall be included in the Players’
No Club shall be limited in the number of times it may invoke the Roster
Emergency Exception in any League Year, provided that the Exception is
at all times invoked in full compliance with this Section 50.10(e).