Prust was released from his professional tryout agreement Monday, Jim Cerny of Sporting News reports.
Prust was brought in by Los Angeles back in August but will now return to the free agent pool. After playing 35 games with Vancouver during the 2015-16 campaign, Prust was out of the league last year and will need to prove that he's worthy of a regular-season roster spot elsewhere.
Prust will join Los Angeles on a professional tryout agreement, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports.
After failing to secure an NHL deal heading into the 2016-17 campaign, Prust spent the year with DEL Nuremberg , where he tallied three goals and five helpers in 29 outings. If the winger can land a permanent gig with the Kings, he's unlikely to be anything more than a depth option watching from the press box more often than not.
Prust will not be offered a permanent contract prior to Opening Night, but will continue practicing with the team, Mark Masters of TSN reports.
While it seems most likely Prust would sign with the Maple Leafs, he is now a free agent and could sign with any NHL team will practicing with Toronto. It is unclear what the future holds for the winger, but in terms of fantasy value, owners may want to avoid utilizing him until something more concrete regarding his status is announced. The 32-year-old was held to just 35 contests last season due to injury, which should be another red flag.
Prust should be ready for training camp after saying an ankle injury sustained last season is "feeling back to 100 percent," Bruce Bennett of TheHockeyNews.com reports.
Prust was limited to a career-low 35 games in 2015-16 due to a lingering ankle ailment but it appears that an offseason of rest and rehab has brought the 32-year-old left winger back to full strength. Prust has apparently been working with Leafs' skating coach, Barb Undersell, to refine his stride as he works out lingering kinks from the injury. Prust has not eclipsed the 20-point mark since the 2010-11 season and figures to provide depth at forward during his first campaign with Toronto.
Prust (ankle) inked a professional tryout agreement with the Maple Leafs on Monday, James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail reports.
Prust missed the last 38 games of the 2015-16 season for the Canucks due to an ankle injury and ultimately suited up in a mere 35 contests. In those outings, the veteran compiled just seven points but did add 59 PIM and 40 hits. If he makes the team in Toronto, it will be for his gritty, aggressive style of play rather than his scoring ability. Unless you need ancillary stats, fantasy owners will want to look elsewhere for a low-cost winger.
Prust will shut it down and begin rehabbing for next season due to a lingering ankle injury, Ben Birnell of the Utica Observer-Dispatch reports.
Prust was reassigned to AHL Utica in early February, but was thought to be a potential recall for some playoff depth if needed. The 31-year-old tallied one goals and six assists in nine games for the Comets which matched his production with the Canucks this season, albeit in 35 contests. In terms of fantasy value, the winger is definitely low-end as he has broken the 20-point mark only once in his NHL career.
Prust cleared waivers Wednesday and has been sent to AHL Utica, Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province reports.
Prust was placed on waivers Tuesday, but went unclaimed and will now join the team's AHL affiliate. The winger will serve as organizational depth, but could be recalled later in the season if the Canucks are in need of another forward.
Prust was placed on waivers Tuesday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Prust's first season in Vancouver has largely been a disappointment, as the winger has just one goal and six assists through 35 contests. It's possible he sticks around with the Canucks, but it's unlikely the 31-year-old will take on a much larger role than he currently occupies.
As expected, Prust (leg) will return to action Wednesday against the Hurricanes.
Prust was held out of Monday's game against the Coyotes with a leg injury, but returned to practice Tuesday, which was the first indication he would likely be available for Wednesday's matchup with Carolina. The 31-year-old winger will skate alongside Jared McCann and Derek Dorsett on the Canucks' third line in Wednesday's tilt.
Prust (leg) is expected to play Wednesday against the Hurricanes.
Prust missed Monday's matchup with the Coyotes with a leg injury, but has participated in the Canucks' last few practices, and will likely suit up for Wednesday's tilt against Carolina. If the 31-year-old winger is able to go Wednesday, he'll return to a bottom-six role.
Prust (leg) will not play in Monday night's game against Arizona.
Despite the fact that he took part in Monday's optional skate, Prust did not participate in warm-ups and is not listed in the starting forward lines and thus can be expected to miss the tilt with the Coyotes. The 31-year-old veteran winger's next chance to return to the ice will come Wednesday when Vancouver hosts Carolina.
Prust (leg) is expected to play Monday against Arizona, Irfaan Gaffar of Sportsnet reports.
Prust's status was given as questionable Sunday, but after taking part in Monday's optional skate, he has been upgraded to probable. Prust is scoreless in his last 10 games, so if he is able to suit up, expect him to continue in a bottom-six role.
Prust (undisclosed) is questionable for Monday's tilt with Arizona.
Prust apparently suffered the injury during Friday's game against Anaheim, and it may keep him out Monday, as well. Since returning from an ankle injury that he suffered earlier in the season, Prust has recorded just two points in 19 games (he scored five points in the nine games before being injured). Expect talented rookie Jared McCann to enter the lineup if Prust is unable to go.
Prust tallied a goal and an assist in Monday's win over the Sabres.
The goal was Prust's first of the season, and the pair of points were his first of any kind since the opening month of the season. He won't factor into the scoresheet often, but the fourth-liner is up to 45 PIM on the year, adding some value in deeper leagues.
Prust (ankle) will return to the lineup Saturday against the Blackhawks.
Prust was expected to make his return Saturday, and that has now been confirmed as the case. Prior to the injury, the 31-year-old winger had himself a decent start to the season, notching five points in the first nine games, though he's yet to score a goal. He'll get his first chance to do so since the calendar turned to November on Saturday, facing a Blackhawks club yielding 3.25 goals per game on the road this season.
Prust (ankle) is expected to return to the lineup for Saturday's game against the Blackhawks, Canucks play-by-play announcer Jon Abbott reports.
Prust was expected to be out 4-to-6 weeks after injuring his ankle in late October, but he is on track to return even earlier than the low end of his initial estimate. Prust will look to pick up where he left of after tallying five assists, a plus-three rating, and 25 PIM in his first nine games.
Prust (ankle) thinks he is about a week away from returning.
Prust was initially expected to be out until at least December, so this development is great news for Prust and the Canucks. Before his injury, Prust was scoring at the highest rate of his career, with five points in nine games. Whether Prust can keep this pace going when he returns largely depends upon which line he returns to.
Prust (ankle) will missfour-to-six weeks with an ankle injury.
The team didn't release the exact nature of Prust's ankle issue, it's obviously serious in nature. The timetable will set his return as late November at the earliest, but more likely some point in early-to-mid December. Brendan Gaunce was recalled from AHL Utica earlier in the week to provide some depth among the forward ranks, but it also appears that Chris Higgins may soon return from an injured reserve stint of his own.
Prust (ankle) will not travel with the Canucks for their upcoming two-game road trip, Sportsnet's Dan Murphy reports.
It's an unfortunate turn of events for the 31-year-old grinder, as he just enjoyed his best game of the season, tallying two assists in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Canadiens. His next chance to return to Vancouver's lineup will come Monday against the Flyers.
The Canucks traded Zack Kassian and a fifth-round draft pick to the Canadiens on Wednesday in exchange for Prust, TSN.ca reports.Prust, who scored four goals and added 14 assists for the Habs in 82 games this past season, will give the Canucks some added grit up front, while retaining some value in PIM-friendly fantasy formats. In 451 career NHL contests, he's racked up 977 penalty minutes.
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