ST. PAUL, Minn. - You say goodbye, I say hello.
Just months after leaving the Minnesota and signing with St. Louis as a free agent, Nate Prosser is back in a Wild uniform after the team claimed him off the waiver wire Thursday.
The 31-year-old Prosser developed a reputation as a steady, no-fuss defenseman during parts of eight seasons with the Wild. He played in 39 games for the club last year, often getting scratched as the 7th defender, but remained a positive, hard working presence both on ice and in the locker room. He notched 7 points in those games, and blocked 64 shots.November 30, 2017
The Wild decided not to resign the Elk River native following the 2016-17 season, and he inked a two year contract with the Blues. Prosser only appeared in one game with St.. Louis, however, picking up four hits in just over 15 minutes of playing time against Calgary October 25. The Blues placed him on waivers on Wednesday, and many speculated he would end up back in Minnesota due to the team's recent defensive struggles.
Prosser's return was paved when Minnesota waived Kyle Quincey, who never lived up to the club's hopes he would fill a 'stay-at-home' role on the right side.