Back in June, veteran forward Brandon Prust said he wanted to return to the NHL.
Now, he’ll get a shot.
Prust will attend Los Angeles’ training camp this fall on a professional tryout, per LA Kings Insider. The deal comes after the 33-year-old spent last season with Nuermberg of the German League, where he had eight points in 29 regular-season games, and six in 11 playoff contests.
This isn’t the first time Prust has attended an NHL camp on a PTO. Last fall, he skated with the Leafs during the exhibition campaign, but wasn’t offered a contract.
Prust’s last big league action came with Vancouver during the ’15-16 campaign. The stint didn’t end well. The Canucks tried to trade Prust midway through the campaign but, after finding no takers, opted to send him to AHL Utica.
Prust scored seven points in nine games for the Comets, but was allowed to leave the team in March to rehab his injured ankle.
It’s worth pointing out that Prust has ties to the Kings organization. Dave Lowry, hired last month as a new assistant coach under John Stevens, was behind the bench in Calgary when Prust played there.