Perron signed a two-year, $7 million contract with the Blues on Friday, reports Sportsnet.ca.
The speed demon is thrilled to be back in the Blues' fold: "Back to my 1st love @StLouisBlues" was his first tweet after inking the deal. Perron put in 36 points in 71 games between the Pens and Ducks in 2015-16, but will need to step up large upon his return to the Blues after the team lost both David Backes and Troy Brouwer to free agency.
Perron will slot into a top-six role Friday, skating alongside Ryan Getzlaf and Chris Stewart. The
Perron reportedly has been skating and shooting in preparation for the first-round series. The 27-year-old winger has wound up in the postseason four times and with two different teams (St. Louis and Pittsburgh). An oft-injured winger, Perron has yet to grab ahold of Lord Stanley, but will be looking to do just that in his first go-around with the
The timetable pushes Perron back to mid-April at the earliest, but could extend through the end of the month on the long end. Expect further updates as he begins closing in on a return, but he can safely be dropped in all but keeper fantasy leagues, with the 27-year-old winger essentially ruled out for the remainder of the regular season.
David Perron is slated to undergo an MRI on his right shoulder, Eric Stephens of The Orange County Register reports.
A more concrete timetable for Perron's return should arrive following his MRI, but coach Bruce Boudreau suggested Monday that he thinks the forward is week-to-week, so it looks as though the Anaheim Ducks are preparing for Perron to miss a chunk of action.