Prust allowed to leave AHL to rehab ankle, prepare for next season


The Vancouver Canucks are letting Brandon Prust leave the AHL to go home and rehab his ankle.

The Canucks, via Twitter, are calling it a “mutual decision” that allows the 31-year-old forward to “shift focus from playing with ankle discomfort the rest of this season to rehab and preparation for next season.”

Prust suffered a significant ankle injury in October that kept him out for a month. When he returned, he struggled to keep up with the play, and was eventually put on waivers and assigned to the AHL.

A pending unrestricted free agent (who will almost certainly not be re-signed by the Canucks), Prust had one goal and six assists in nine games for the Utica Comets.

Related: The Canucks were going to scratch Prust, but it’s a ‘delicate dance’