The move comes after Andersen's backup, Michael Hutchinson, struggled in two starts since the starter has been dealing with a neck injury. There is no official timetable for his return, so Toronto felt as if they needed an answer sooner rather than later. Hutchinson took over when Anderson went down in the February 3rd game against the Florida Panthers, and he went on to give up three goals on 13 shots. He then gave up four goals on 35 shots in the loss to the Rangers on Wednesday.
The fourth place team adds Campbell, who is 8-10-2 with a .900 save percentage, giving up an average of 2.85 goals per game. He did sign a two-year contract extension last summer, keeping him under contract through 2022. The Leafs also get some help offensively with Clifford, who has six goals and eight assists over 53 games. They are in a tough fight with the Panthers at 28-19-7, currently sitting two points out of the final Wild Card spot in the East.