Jan 31, 2012; San Jose, CA, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Vaclav Prospal (22) before a face off against the San Jose Sharks during the first period at HP Pavilion. San Jose defeated Columbus 6-0. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-USA TODAY Sports

Vinny Prospal Will Not Sign PTO with Vancouver Canucks Affiliate

Former NHL forward Vinny Prospal has will not sign professional tryout with the Vancouver Canucks minor league affiliate, the Utica Comets, as previously reported.

The 38-year-old forward has decided to retire instead. Prospal practiced with the Comets yesterday in Abbotsford and it was all but confirmed that he would be signing.

Canucks general manager Mike Gillis and assistant general manager Laurence Gilman both commented on the possibility of joining the Comets and were ready to give him a chance.

It turns out after one practice with the Comets, Prospal had a change of heart and wanted to retire instead.

 

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