'Meanwhile, the defense is down to seven players (plus the injured Henrik Tallinder), leaving 22-year-old Campbell as the odd man out. Campbell played eight games with the parent club last season and 12 games the season before, and had generated plenty of enthusiasm in coach Lindy Ruff during training camp. But Campbell fizzled during the exhibition season and, with last season's NHL-best defensive corps still intact, Sabres management decided that Campbell needed ice time more than big-league seasoning.'
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