It sounds like Chad LaRose's comeback bid is going well, as the Carolina Hurricanes upgraded his minor league contract to a professional tryout.
Chad LaRose has inked an AHL contract with the Charlotte Checkers.
Chad LaRose might attempt to come back to the NHL next season.
Chad LaRose's agent, Mark Guy, said that he has had discussions with multiple clubs over the summer about the notion of his client continuing his NHL career with a team other than the Carolina Hurricanes.
Chad LaRose explained that he skipped his end-of-season exit interview with the Carolina Hurricanes because he "needed a cool-off period."
Chad LaRose's contract with the Hurricanes expired June 30 and he never showed up for his end-of-season exit interview, according to Carolina general manager Jim Rutherford.
Chad LaRose will be permitted to listen to other offers in free agency next week.
Chad LaRose is eligible to be an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Chad LaRose skated on Carolina's top line alongside Eric Staal and Jiri Tlusty in Thursday's morning skate.
Tuesday's match against Ottawa became a fight-filled affair after Jared Cowen's high hit on Carolina's Jeff Skinner.
Chad LaRose missed Wednesday's practice of the flu.
Carolina Hurricanes activate Chad LaRose (concussion) off injured reserve.
Chad LaRose participated in Monday's practice and appears to be close to returning to the lineup from a concussion.
Chad LaRose (concussion) has been placed on injured reserve by Carolina.