The Vancouver Canucks and Brandon Prust have mutually agreed to shut Prust down for the remainder of the season due to a nagging ankle injury, the team announced Thursday.
Prust cleared waivers early in February and was assigned to the Utica Comets of the AHL afterward. Down there he’s put up a goal, six assists and five penalty minutes through nine games. At the NHL level he put up a goal, six assists and 59 penalty minutes through 35 games.
But the 31-year-old is no longer with Utica. He’s returned to London, Ont., where he will do his rehab under the supervision of the Canucks’ medical team, according to the team.
Prust is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
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