Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Scott Howson this morning announced the re-signing of forward Vinny Prospal to a one-year contract extension worth $2.5 million, with a “no-trade” clause. It also contains what the Columbus Dispatch called “a gentlemen’s agreement” that Prospal, once his playing days are over, would return to the Blue Jackets organization in some capacity.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Considering all the bad news that has hung like a pall over the Blue Jackets this season, this is a welcome change. And no, I don’t believe this is a “sign-and-trade”. Nice to see someone wants to stay with the Jackets beyond this season.