Perreault was missing from the scoresheet for all of the Western Conference finals. Considering Perreault registered just one point in his eight games back from an upper-body injury, one has to wonder if he was truly at 100 percent. The center spent much of the season in a third-line role, but that didn't stop coach Paul Maurice from utilizing him on the power play, where he notched six goals and eight helpers while averaging 2:15 of ice time. Fantasy owners should expect the Quebec native to handle similar responsibilities during the upcoming season, which bodes well for his chances of reaching the 40-point threshold in 2018-19 -- a mark he came just one point shy of this year.
Perreault (upper body) is expected to suit up for Saturday's Game 5 in Nashville. Perreault hasn't played since Game 1 of the conference quarterfinals against Minnesota, but coach Paul Maurice hinted after morning skate that the team was getting ready to reinsert the skilled forward, who provided 39 points (17 goals, 22 assists) in 70 regular-season appearances. "We've waited for it. We're getting pretty good at moving the pieces around and still finding success but we'll get everybody out there tonight and let 'er rip," Maurice said. Perreault's return will likely move grinder Matt Hendricks to the press box.
Perreault (upper body) was medically cleared ahead of Thursday's Game 4 against Nashville, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports. Prior to the confirmation, things were already looking up because Perreault was a full participant during Wednesday's practice. The veteran winger has only suited up for one postseason game due to the injury, but should make his way into Thursday's lineup.
Perreault (upper body) skated in a regular sweater at practice Wednesday, Frank Seravalli of TSN.ca reports. Perreault has missed the Jets' previous seven contests due to his upper-body injury. Coach Paul Maurice left the door open to a possible return for Game 4, which would provide a boost to Winnipeg's power play. During the regular season, the center notched six goals and eight helpers with the man advantage while logging 2:15 of ice time.
Perreault (upper body) was still sporting a non-contact sweater at Tuesday's game-day skate -- ruling him out for the Jets' Game 3 matchup with Nashville, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports. Perreault will miss his seventh straight outing due to his upper-body issue, but the fact that he is joining his teammates on the ice -- albeit in a non-contact jersey -- bodes well for his eventual return to the lineup. The Quebec native tallied 17 goals and 22 helpers in his 70 regular-season contests and figures to take on a bottom-six role once given the green light. In the meantime, Matt Hendricks is slated to continue deputizing in Perreault's stead.
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