It sounds like the youngest player in the NHL will remain in the NHL past his nine-game audition.
The alternative is to send the 18-year-old back to junior, which would delay the start of his entry-level contract.
Sprong has one goal in six games. He’s averaged 10:13 in ice time and has 11 shots.
“We’re just looking at what’s best for the team and what’s best for him,” Rutherford said. “I believe he can help our team.”