Vinny Prospal, an ex-Ranger, would be solid free agent addition

Vinny Prospal is out there, a free agent who has been known to provide some pop and crackle, even if he won’t win even a single foot-race; a free agent who was a popular and productive Ranger for a couple of seasons not all that long ago.

True enough, he would be returning at 38 in a young man’s league, and might have issues dealing with the pace, but the thing is, he always has. Yet, he has always found a way to produce, last year leading the Blue Jackets with 30 points (12 goals, 18 assists) in the 48-game season after recording 55 points (16-39) the previous season.

The fact is, Prospal tied for 70th in the NHL in scoring the last two years in posting the same number of points as Callahan, Daniel Alfredsson, Sam Gagner, Joffrey Lupul and Tomas Plekanec.

The Post has learned Sather has had conversations with Prospal, who is training in the Czech Republic, and his representative. There is no indication the GM is prepared to offer Prospal a contract, but at the same time it does not seem as if he has shut the door on that possibility.