Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 01/24/14 at 11:15 AM ET
from Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun,
Prospal skated with the Utica Comets on Thursday and could play with the team as early as Friday night in Abbotsford against the Heat.
“He’s going to have a tryout with them and see how he does and see if he can play at the American League level and then we’ll see what happens from there,” Canucks general manager Mike Gillis said Thursday night.
Prospal, who turns 39 next month, has played 1,108 NHL regular-season games, scoring 255 goals and accumulating 765 points.
He played all 48 games of last season’s lockout-shortened campaign with the Columbus Blue Jackets and scored 12 goals and 30 points.
The Czech native has a long history with Canucks coach John Tortorella, having played with both Tampa Bay and the New York Rangers.
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