Prospal signs deal with Rangers

Updated: August 17, 2009, 3:05 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The New York Rangers have signed free agent Vinny Prospal, reuniting the former Tampa Bay Lightning forward with coach John Tortorella.

Vaclav Prospal

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General manager Glen Sather says the Rangers can use the 6-foot-2, 198-pound Czech star on the wing or at center.

Two seasons ago, Prospal had a career-high 33 goals to lead the Philadelphia Flyers before joining the Lightning for the third time in his career. The 34-year old broke into the NHL with Philadelphia and has also played for Ottawa, Florida and Anaheim.

In 874 career games, Prospal has 198 goals and 599 points, and has been durable enough to play at least 80 games in each of the last seven seasons.


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