Blue Jackets' Prospal Notches Goal, Assist: Vinny Prospal scored a goal and added an assist versus the Sharks on Sunday. (Updated 4/21/13)
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Vinny Prospal has 29 points in 46 games and has five points in his last five contests. (Updated 4/21/13).
04/21/2013 22:42 Johansen's tiebreaking goal lifts hopeful Blue Jackets
Ryan Johansen scored the tiebreaking goal with 1:37 remaining to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a big boost in their push for the playoffs with a 4-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday night.
Perhaps the most amazing thing about Vinny Prospal's 2011-2012 season was not that he managed to maintain his professionalism and calm demeanor even as the Blue Jackets imploded around him, or that he nearly ended up as the team's leading scorer (finishing just four points behind Rick Nash in Nash's swan song with Columbus), but that he stayed healthy for a full 82 games. To be fair, Prospal has played 75 or more games in three out of the last four seasons, but, at 36, just about any injury is a big deal and he simply can't be counted on to stay in one piece. When he's on the ice though he's capable of making an offensive contribution, and, on a roster as offensively threadbare as Columbus's, he's almost guaranteed a top-six minutes. If you think he can muster another full campaign, he's capable of another 15-20 goal, 55-60 point season, but it's a risky bet, even in the later rounds of your draft. (Updated 8/14/12)