Perron scored a goal, and added two assists in Thursday's 4-2 win in Los Angeles. Perron has flourished in Anaheim since coming over from the Penguins on Jan. 16, as he now has three goals and five assists in his first six games with the Ducks. He is really meshing on Anaheim's top line alongside Ryan Getzlaf and Chris Stewart, with seven of his eight points with the team so far coming at even strength.
Perron scored a goal and added an assist, two penalty minutes and a plus-2 rating Tuesday in a 6-2 win over Boston. That's now two goals and three helpers in four games for Perron since coming over to the Ducks from the Penguins. He's clearly enjoying his time with elite linemates, as Perron helped out on Corey Perry's goal and had his own assisted by Ryan Getzlaf. Talent's never been an issue for Perron, but he's bounced around the league because consistency and sustained health have not been his strong suits. He'll need to continue this stretch of success for a little while after the All-Star break before there can be any reasonable thought of owning him in shallower fantasy formats.
Perron scored in his Anaheim debut Sunday against Los Angeles. Perron skated on the second line with Ryan Kesler, firing three shots on goal in 16:26 of ice time. Perron has scored just five goals in 44 games this season, but he's been given a chance to turn things around with a new team. If the former 28-goal-scorer can stick in a top-six role and develop some chemistry and consistency with his new teammates, he could be worth looking at.
Perron and Adam Clendening have been traded to Anaheim for Carl Hagelin, Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Times reports. Simply put, the Ducks need offense in the worst way. Anaheim is averaging a league-worst 1.95 goals per game, and the speedy Hagelin failed to impress with 12 points in 43 games after the Ducks inked him to a four-year, $16 million contract last August. Still, hockey followers might question whether this move makes sense for the Ducks. Yes, Perron is an eight-year veteran with good instincts. When he produced 57 points in 2013-14, it was for an Oilers team that was dead last in the Western Conference standings. However, Perron is quite inconsistent from one game to the next and has just four points on Hagelin this campaign. Another consideration is that Perron leaves Pittsburgh with a minus-13 rating this season -- The Ducks have a minus-16 goal differential so he'll be hard-pressed to generate enough offense on his own in order to prevent his plus-minus from getting out of hand.
Perron picked up an assist and dished out five hits in Tuesday's loss to Chicago. He's scored only seven goals in his last 66 regular-season games. Perron continues to play with red-hot Sidney Crosby, however, and the duo narrowly missed out capitalizing on numerous other opportunities Tuesday. Despite his scoring struggles, Perron does have five assists in his last seven contests.
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