Courtesy of Point Park University

Disillusioned Sprong dealt to Ducks


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Daniel Sprong. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

For a 21-year-old who has loved playing hockey since he could walk, Daniel Sprong looked absolutely miserable sitting at his locker stall Monday morning.

As a healthy scratch, Sprong was the last player to leave the ice, long after a couple thousand school children left the open practice at PPG Paints Arena. Frustrated and exhausted, he jokingly offered Juuso Riikola $100 to untie his skate laces. Then, he turned his baseball cap backward over his head and slumped into his seat to begin what turned out to be his last interview while a member of the Penguins.

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