Steve Kampfer update.

Asked about the Chris Pronger-to-the-Maple Leafs rumour begun in the Ottawa Sun, Ducks GM Bob Murray had this to say: “Brian and I have emailed
each other today about 7 times and not once was there any talk of a trade. It
was about one of our former draft picks who got hurt in a game, Steve Kampfer. That’s
what got talked about.”

Here is an update on Kampfer, the Ducks’ fourth-round pick in the 2007 draft currently at the University of Michigan, who was the victim of a Bertuzzi-like cheap shot Friday night against rival Michigan State. This isn’t the first time he’s sustained injuries as a result of a cheap shot; in October his neck was seriously injured when he was shoved onto concrete near campus by a Michigan football player.

Classy kids up there in Michigan. Fortunately, Kampfer said his injury is not serious.
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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.

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