COLUMBUS, OH - DECEMBER 17: Vinny Prospal #22 of the Columbus Blue Jackets is an award in recognition of his 1,000th NHL game by Jim Gregory, NHL Senior VP of Hockey Operations prior the start of the game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on December 17, 2011 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images)
I'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.
— Brian Elliott to Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch on being the Blues' No. 1 goalie