Good news: after a scary incident this afternoon at Buffalo Sabres development camp that led to him being stretchered off the ice, incoming Boston College hockey freshman defenseman Mike Campoli reports via Twitter that he’s out of the hospital:
Thanks for all the get well wishes! I'm out of the hospital and feeling good! Big thanks to the @BuffaloSabres organization #Sabres— Michael Campoli (@michaelcampoli) July 12, 2016
The Sabres followed up to confirm a few minutes later:
Update: @michaelcampoli has been released from the hospital and is doing well.— Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) July 12, 2016
Michael Campoli was invited to Sabres prospect camp as an undrafted prospect, given an opportunity to showcase his skills alongside Buffalo’s picks. Campoli will be enrolling at BC this fall as a freshman, and is expected to be one of BC’s top rookie blueliners.
Campoli left the ice on a stretcher after taking a heavy hit during 3-on-3 scrimmages. Campoli was moving his extremities, smiling and interacting with doctors as he was transported to a local hospital, and his tweet provides more good news about his recovery.
We have no update right now as to whether or not this incident will impact Campoli’s availability for the upcoming season, but it’s great to hear that he’s out of the hospital and doing well after a scary scene earlier today in Buffalo.
BCI will update this story as more information becomes available.