Perreault (illness) will play against the Devils on Thursday, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports. Perreault missed the game-day skate due to his illness, which called into question whether or not he'd be able to play. The 30-year-old is clearly under the weather, so he may not be up to his usual standards. However, he's still slated into his normal spot on the wing for Winnipeg's third line, and he will presumably get his typical power-play minutes as well.
Perreault's status for Thursday's clash with New Jersey is in doubt due to illness, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports. Perreault was not in attendance at Thursday's game-day skate. Brandon Tanev is already slated to slot in for Mark Scheifele (upper body), which means Mark Dano would step into the lineup if Perreault is unavailable.
Perreault netted his 16th goal of the season and had two assists in Sunday's blowout victory over Florida. It was the third three-point game of the season for Perreault, who is now up to 16 goals and 37 points in 47 games. He's been super consistent all year and is sporting a tidy plus-10 rating. Perreault's power-play gig and lethal shot make him worth owning in almost all fantasy leagues.
Perreault tallied a goal and an assist against San Jose on Tuesday. Perreault has racked up an impressive six goals (three on the power play) and a trio of helpers during the 11-game absence of Mark Scheifele (upper body). The 29-year-old Perreault has stepped up big time for the Jets while they are missing their talented top-line center. For now, look for the Quebec native to continue to get big minutes in a top-six role.
Perreault netted the Jets' only regulation goal in a 2-1 shootout win over Calgary. Perreault has four goals in his last five games and six points in that span. He's sniping at an unreasonable 21.7 percent, almost eight points above his career mark. Perreault won't keep it up, but right now, he's a hot activation. Don't be afraid to leverage his heat into a trade. Perreault has 14 goals but has never tallied more than 18 in a season -- largely because he's missed big chunks of time to injury every year.
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