A torn oblique muscle limited Montreal Canadiens forward Brandon Prust to 52 games last season, but he's healthy and itching to get the 2014-15 season underway.
The 30-year-old scored six goals, seven assists and 121 penalty minutes during the regular season and two assists in 13 Stanley Cup Playoff games.
"I definitely want to keep building. Last year was tough with injuries. I want to try and stay injury-free," Prust told the Canadiens website on Sunday. "Stuff happens, though. Some things you can't control, but I want to get back to getting more ice time and being a bigger factor out there. I want to play well defensively, and get back to my game, the style that I've played for many years and for lots of different teams.
"Last year, I felt like I kind of got it going, then I got injured, then I got it back and got injured again. It was tough. I want to try and put in a full year, get my confidence going right away and start helping this team."
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