Perron (illness) will be a game-time decision on Tuesday.
Perron left Monday’s practice early with cold-like symptoms, but he was back on the ice for the Penguins game day skate this morning. He will be a game-time decision along with Kris Letang and Patric Hornqvist.
Perron will play on the top-line with Sidney Crosby in his Penguins debut.
There is no word on how all four lines will shakeout or who will come out of the lineup, but we do know that Perron will start his Penguins career on a line with Crosby. He leaves the dumpster fire in Edmonton to play with the best player in the World, not a bad deal for Perron. His fantasy value is obviously on the rise.
Perron will make his Penguins debut on Saturday vs. Montreal.
Perron, who was acquired from the Oilers on Friday, did not play last night vs. Tampa Bay but will play tonight vs. the Canadiens. Because of the back-to-back the Penguins did not have a morning skate, so there is no word on who Perron is going to play with tonight. You would have to think that they will ease him in and they could move him around between Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin to see where he fits best.
The Penguins have acquired David Perron from the Oilers for a 2015 first round pick and Rob Klinkhammer.
The Penguins have battled injuries all season long, so they have shipped a draft pick to a rebuilding team for a top-6 forward. Perron had a career high-28 goals and 57 points last season, but has just 19 points (5G / 14A) in 38 games this season. His fantasy value is certainly on the rise now that he moves from the 27th ranked offence to the sixth best.
David Perron joined the Oilers for practice on Friday. He skated on a line with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan Eberle but it’s not yet known whether he will play.
Perron has missed his last four games. After initially missing the team’s game against Toronto with an illness, a neck injury got aggravated and he has been out for the past three as a result of that. The Oilers play at 1 p.m EST so we will find out if Perron will play shortly.
Perron (neck) is set to join the team and should return to the lineup on Saturday.
Perron sat for the last four games with a sore neck. If he does play tomorrow, it will be the first time that the Oilers top-6 forwards have all played together this season. Perron has two goals and seven assists in his first 13 games as an Oiler.
The Oilers have placed David Perron on IR retroactive to October 27.
Perron was scheduled to have an MRI on his neck on Friday, so the illness he was dealing with seems to have passed, but now he is dealing with a neck injury. He will miss his second straight game tonight when the Oilers take on the Red Wings. He is eligible to return for Edmonton's next game, Tuesday vs. Florida.
The Edmonton Oilers have acquired left-winger David Perron from the Blues in exchange for left-winger Magnus Paajarvi and a 2014 second-round draft pick.
Perron, 25, was drafted by St. Louis in the 1st Round, 26th overall in the 2007 entry draft. The Sherbrooke, Quebec native had 25 points with the Blues last season, scoring 10 goals and 15 assists in 48 games. He had a career high 50 points in 2009. Perron has three more years left on his contract at a cap hit of just over $3.8 million.