Perlini (face) will be sidelined versus New Jersey on Thursday and doesn't have a specific timeline to return, Mike Morreale of NHL.com reports.

Perlini required 23 stitches to close up a laceration on his nose but appears to have avoided any serious damage. The winger remains with the team heading into the next three games of a four-game road trip, so he could still suit up before the club returns to Detroit. The recently returned Robby Fabbri (jaw) should slot into a top-six role with Perlini unavailable.

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