Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brian Campbell has been an iron man of sorts as of late. But, his tremendous consecutive games played streak will likely come to an end Thursday night in Nashville.
Campbell will apparently be a healthy scratch for Thursday night’s contest against the Nashville Predators.
Looks like Brian Campbell will be a healthy scratch for #Blackhawks tonight vs Predators.
— Chris Kuc (@ChrisKuc) December 29, 2016
Campbell has played in every game since the 2010-11 season, when he played in only 65 contests. According to The Chicago Sun Times’ Mark Lazerus, Campbell’s streak is at 423 games.
I believe Brian Campbell has played in 423 consecutive regular-season games. Likely going to end tonight. #Blackhawks
— Mark Lazerus (@MarkLazerus) December 29, 2016
Campbell’s streak is likely over and his future in Chicago is also in question. The 37-year-old defenseman signed a one-year deal with the team during the offseason. He told the Daily Herald’s John Dietz he has no interest in playing anywhere else, but he’s unsure how interested he is in playing at all.
“I don’t want to go anywhere else, ” Campbell told Dietz. “I’m going to decide at the end of the season what I’m going to do, as in whether I play or not. I’ll sit down with the wife and figure it out, see what we want to do and see what our options are from there.
“As of right now, I feel good and I feel like I’m playing good and feel like I can still contribute. … But there’s no rush to make any sort of decision.”