After offseason ankle surgery, Prust prepared to ‘go earn a contract’


“Right now, I’d take a job anywhere,” Brandon Prust told TVA Sports in an interview Monday.

The 32-year-old forward, an unrestricted free agent, maintains there’s interest from NHL teams, but concern about the ankle injury he suffered last season has kept him from getting a guaranteed contract.

Prust only played 35 games (1G, 6A) for Vancouver in 2015-16. He ended up in the AHL, before the Canucks allowed him to go home and rehab his ankle. He eventually required offseason surgery.

“I’ve been training now for about a month,” he said. “I waited about a month after my surgery, but I’m back at it now. I started skating last week, so I’m back skating and it feels good.”

Given the concern about his health, Prust knows he may have to accept a training camp tryout.

“I’ll go earn a contract,” he said.

“My goal isn’t to start in the AHL. I would like to go to camp and just be able to prove I still belong.”

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