Friday in Calgary, Canucks veteran Brandon Prust gave Flames hopeful Blair Riley a chance to show his stuff.
Specifically, Prust agreed to drop the gloves with the 29-year-old career minor-leaguer.
But not before requesting a bit of a scouting report.
“He’s obviously a professional, he’s been in the game a long time, so I was just grateful for him to give me an opportunity — it was awfully nice of him,” Riley told the Calgary Herald. “He just asked if I (would be) throwing lefts or rights. I told him rights. It’s just something … he doesn’t know who I am, so he wouldn’t have had an opportunity to watch any fight tape of me. Whereas I’m very familiar with him. Just a cordial thing.”
Here’s how the scrap went:
Oddly enough, Riley had to leave the game after the first-period fight, as he wasn’t on the Flames’ official lineup.
Riley has since been assigned to AHL Stockton.