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We had a number of conversations with his agent about potentially going back to Europe. He wanted to see if there’s any interest from another team so we recalled him. He remained in San Antonio and we’re assigning him to back San Antonio today. When you recall a player on re-entry you have to keep him on your roster for 24 hours which we did. I’m still having discussions with his agent about his future with us and what we might to do with Petr.

-Don Maloney, GM of the Phoenix Coyotes on Petr Prucha.  More at AZvibe.

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Patrick Kaleta Hit On Petr Prucha

Dave Strader and Tyson Nash with the call.  Did Kaleta leave his feet?

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With Other Options, Why Is Prucha Always Pulled?

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

Petr Prucha doesn’t need to look up at Tom Renney’s greaseboard to read the writing on the Rangers wall.

“When the team needs a spark by changing players, there are not too many who can come out, and so it’s me,” Prucha told The Post following yesterday’s morning skate. “I’m disappointed.”

Prucha, a healthy scratch for 27 of the first 38 games, was in street clothes for last night’s match at the Garden against the Ducks after a run of nine straight played. The winger scored goals in each of his first two after being restored to active duty before recording three assists in the following seven matches.

“I feel like I need to [score] points to stay in,” Prucha said. “The coach probably doesn’t have much confidence in me to keep me in the lineup.”

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Play Prucha

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

It is unfathomable that Petr Prucha Petr Prucha cannot get a chance to play for this team.

If Tom Renney doesn’t believe that Prucha is a more viable option on either wing for Brandon Dubinsky Brandon Dubinsky than Aaron Voros or Fred Sjostrom, then Glen Sather must either give Prucha away in a trade (if he can) or put him on waivers once the holiday roster freeze lifts at midnight tomorrow.

The Rangers simply cannot afford to plant a $1.6 million player in the press box every night. Deleting Prucha from the roster - if he clears waivers and both parties are amenable, Prucha could play in the Czech league rather than in Hartford, and perhaps for Martin Straka’s club in Pilzen - will open approximately $886,000 of cap space. The team needs it.

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No Prucha In Prague?

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

What in the world could coach Tom Renney be thinking? How on earth could he deny Prucha, who has been among the most energetic Rangers throughout training camp, a uniform in his homeland and hand one instead to Fredrik Sjostrom, Nigel Dawes or Aaron Voros, three players whose preseason work was lukewarm, at best?

If No. 25 does not play today, and that certainly appeared the plan yesterday when Prucha remained on the ice late following practice and then stormed away from the O2 Arena, this will be nothing less than humiliation, and coming from a coach who is nothing but decent, kind and caring.

It doesn’t compute. None of it computes. This entire disjointed training camp does not compute.

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added 7:43am, from Steve Zipay of Blue Notes at Newsday,

Good morning, all…Yesterday, Czech Republic native Petr Prucha believed he wasn’t going to dress for tonight’s game against Tampa.

This morning, however, Prucha and assistant coach Perry Pearn had a heart-to-heart discussion along the boards near the red line at the morning skate here at O2 Arena, and a visibly relieved Prucha will play tonight, likely on the third-line with center Lauri Korpikoski and Ryan Callahan.

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