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Rangers sign veteran Prospal to contract

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TSN.ca Staff
8/17/2009 1:22:11 PM
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Vaclav Prospal's time on the unemployment line was brief as the veteran forward has signed with the New York Rangers.

The club announced the deal on Monday, but no details were released. According to the New York Post, the deal is for one-season and is worth $1.1 million.

"Vinny is a highly-skilled player with good offensive instincts and the ability to play on the wing or at the centre position," said president and general manager Glen Sather in a statement on Monday. 

"We think he will give us added flexibility and brings a veteran presence to our lineup."

The 34-year old Czech Republic native became a free agent earlier in the summer when the Tampa Bay Lightning bought out the final three years of a four-year, $14 million contract.  He had 19 goals and 26 assists in 82 games for the Bolts last season.

The move will reunite Prospal with John Tortorella who coached the forward in two separate stints with Tampa Bay.

Vaclav Prospal (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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