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$2.5 mil potential for Prospal?

No wonder Vinny jumped at relocating to Ohio yesterday.  The word is that the $1.7 mil deal with the Jackets has around $800,000 in performance bonuses, which are included in his cap hit.

If his knee holds up, Prospal, 36, should help the BJs PP, which has undergone a makeover. It was dreadful last season (29th in the league), but should also include Jeff Carter, James Wisniewski and/or Radek Martinek, plus holdovers Rick Nash and Derick Brassard and RJ Umberger until Kristian Huselius (who wears No. 20, so Vinny's #  will change. Wonder if he goes back to 13?) returns from the DL.

Will certainly miss seeing his goal celebrations, even in practice, where Vinny worked as hard as anybody.  But if he and his agent Ritch Winter were looking for a sweet deal beyond the Rangers, they got it.  Hope he's healthy. Columbus visits the Garden on Feb. 19....


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