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David Perron cleared for contact drills

Posted on: November 18, 2011 2:43 pm
Edited on: December 14, 2011 7:07 pm

By: Adam Gretz

The St. Louis Blues received a bit of good news on Friday when it was announced by head coach Ken Hitchcock that forward David Perron has taken another step in his recovery from a concussion, and will now be cleared for contact drills in practice.

Being cleared for contact in practice and being able to return to the lineup for a game are clearly two very different things, but this is a big step for the 23-year-old forward as he continues his recovery. Perron hasn't appeared in a game for St. Louis in more than a year.

During a game against San Jose last Nov. 4, Perron was hit by Sharks forward Joe Thornton just as Thornton was exiting the penalty box, crushing him with an open-ice hit. The ensuing concussion has cost Perron 90 games and still counting. In 10 games last season he scored five goals (including one in the game against San Jose, after he was hit by Thornton) to go with two assists, after recording 50 and 47 points in the previous two seasons.

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Since: Nov 20, 2007
Posted on: November 19, 2011 10:48 am

David Perron cleared for contact drills

it's about time!  i hope Perron can make a full recovery and have a productive hockey career.  he is a rising, young hockey star with trememdous scoring ability.  hopefully, he will be healthy enough to stay on the ice and see his full potential.  concussions are some the most scary injuries and the bigest problem is the subsequent hits, especially the really hard ones, that can end a career and even lay the foundation for cerebral dysfunction later in life.  can't wait to see Perron back in action.  here's to your health!

Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: November 18, 2011 7:32 pm

David Perron cleared for contact drills

Bout time. Maybe only a month more? Lets go David!

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