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Steve Kampfer, Andrew Conboy Among Local Players Reassigned By NHL Teams

The NHL exhibition season continues to march toward the regular season, and that means teams are starting to trim their rosters down. Today, the Detroit Free Press covered several local players that didn't make the cut.

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Among the notables were former Michigan and Michigan State players, respectively, Steve Kampfer and Andrew Conboy. Those names might ring a bell for Michigan and MSU fans; in the last game of the 2009 season, Conboy and Michigan State teammate Corey Tropp viciously assaulted Kampfer at the end of a 5-3 Michigan win.

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Both Conboy and Tropp were suspended for the rest of the season. Conboy eventually left the team to turn pro (and did), while Kampfer graduated from Michigan in 2010, finishing his four-year career with seven goals and 53 assists.

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Kampfer was reassigned from the Boston Bruins to their AHL affiliate in Providence and Conboy was sent from the Montreal Canadiens to AHL partner Hamilton.

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Other notable players that didn't make their NHL squads were former Michigan goalie Al Montoya (Phoenix) and defenseman Chris Summers (Phoenix). MSU Players Corey Potter (Pittsburgh) and Jeff Petry (Edmonton) also failed to make the cut. 

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