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David Perron scores in return to lineup

Posted on: December 3, 2011 9:12 pm
Edited on: December 14, 2011 2:46 pm
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By: Adam Gretz

Appearing in an NHL game for the first time since last November due to a concussion, St. Louis Blues forward David Perron scored in the first period of his return to the lineup on Saturday night against the Chicago Blackhawks.

He missed 97 games due to the concussion that he suffered in a game against the San Jose Sharks when he was hit by Joe Thornton. Prior to the game on Saturday Perron Tweeted that Thornton sent him a text message wishing him luck in his return.

It took him just three shifts to score his first goal of the year, and it was a nice one as he went to the front of the net, picked up a loose puck and demonstrated some nice puckhandling ability in a tight space, beating Blackhawks goaltender Ray Emery.

Prior to his injury last year Perron had scored five goals in 10 games, and in 235 career games entering Saturday the former first-round pick had scored 53 goals over parts of four NHL seasons, including a career-high 20 during the 2009-10 campaign.

Previously At Eye On Hockey

Perron to return after missing 97 games
David Perron cleared for contact drills

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Since: Dec 4, 2011
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Since: Jul 1, 2010
Posted on: December 4, 2011 1:05 pm
 

David Perron scores in return to lineup

Glad he was able to get back on the ice.   He had some shifts that led to some nice scoring chances besides the shift he scored on.   I wish him the best of luck, hate to see talent out with concussions.   However, I would prefer he slow down against the Hawks.    Joe Thorton sent him a text wishing him well, and Perron received it well.    Hope he doesn't have any relapse or head injury again, should be good news for STL.


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