Perron scored a third-period goal in the Blues' 4-3 overtime win over the Stars. He has a point in eight straight games. Perron, like many of the Blues forwards expected to generate offense, had been silent during a 12-game, team-wide scoring malaise, but he's been front-and-center in the team's resurgence. Over the last eight games, St. Louis has averaged 3.6 goals and Perron has recorded 11 points (three goals, eight assists) during that run. Most of his production has come while skating on a line with Jaden Schwartz and Paul Stastny, a spot that had been home to Alexander Steen before he missed six games due to an upper-body injury. As Steen nears a return -- he's practicing but not yet a full participant -- we'll see if coach Ken Hitchcock returns Perron to the third line, which has produced little offense through the first 23 games.
Perron notched two assists during regulation Saturday against the Wild, then scored the game winner in the shootout, giving the Blues a 4-3 win. It's been a very strange, feast-or-famine type of season for Perron this year. He registered a four-point game Oct. 22 against the Flames, but otherwise was held off the scoresheet in 10 of his first 11 games. In the 10 games since then, however, he's rattled off 11 points, and seems to really be thriving on the Blues' top line alongside Paul Stastny and Jaden Schwartz. Fantasy owners should keep him active and enjoy the hot streak while it lasts (like we needed to tell you that).
Perron scored a goal and had a team-high six shots on net in Saturday's 3-1 win over the Predators. The goal extended his point streak to four games, a run in which he's scored twice and assisted on four other goals. He's third on the Blues with 11 points, but it hasn't been a consistent stream of points. Like most of the roster's forwards, Perron's offensive numbers suffered a blow when the team went through a 12-game stretch, averaging just 1.8 goals per game. His current point streak comes at a time when the Blues' are averaging 3.5 goals per game.
Perron scored the game-winner on the power play Thursday night in the Blues' 3-2 win over the Sharks. Perron was brought back to St. Louis to help replace the losses of David Backes and Troy Brouwer, but other than a hat trick in Calgary on Oct. 22, he'd offered little through the first 13 games. More recently, however, as the Blues' offense has found some swagger, the 28-year-old winger has been a significant part of it. Perron has had a hand in five (one goal, four assists) of the Blues' 11 goals over the past three games. Still, with droughts of five and six games already this season, fantasy owners are right to be wary of Perron.
Perron collected a third-period assist during Tuesday's win over the Sabres. This was just the fourth game all season that Perron has found the scoresheet. His point total is a touch misleading given his hat trick Oct. 22 and three-assist showing Nov. 12. He's proving to be a boom-or-bust fantasy asset while being deployed primarily in a third-line role. His power-play time might save his value in deeper seasonal settings, but he's likely best left to the waiver wire in most leagues.
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