The Canucks did the expected today, reassigning forward Brandon Prust to the Utica Comets of the AHL.
— Brandon Prust (@BrandonPrust8) February 3, 2016
Still just 31-years-old, Prust’s NHL career likely isn’t over yet. He could still be attractive to another NHL team in the offseason, at a reduced cap hit from the $2.5 million he carries right now. He is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
Of course, if Prust’s play improves or if the Canucks run into injury trouble again, he can be recalled.