Perreault (lower body) landed on injured reserve Monday. Prior to getting hurt, Perreault was bogged down in a three-game pointless streak in which he tallied just four PIM, seven shots on goal and four hits. By placing him on IR, the earliest the center could return to action is Oct. 26 against the Penguins. In the meantime, the Jets have called up Kyle Connor, who will likely replace Perreault on the power play.
Perreault was forced to make an early exit from Saturday's contest against Carolina due to a lower-body injury and will not return. The veteran forward was able to play over 13 minutes, while putting a shot on goal and picking up a minor penalty before suffering the injury. Expect Winnipeg to issue a further update on Perreault ahead of Tuesday's matchup with Columbus.
Perreault dished out a pair of assists in Saturday's loss to the Flames. The Jets have opened up the season with two ugly defeats, but that hasn't stopped Perreault from producing. The second-line winger has posted four consecutive seasons in the 40-point range and if off to another strong start this time around. He doesn't post elite totals and is very streaky, but at least you know what you're getting. Make sure you ride Perreault while he's hot, because before you know it, he could be mired in a 10-game scoring drought.
Perreault scored the final goal of Wednesday's 7-2 loss at the hands of the Maple Leafs. Perreault went five-hole against Frederik Andersen -- who no doubt will want that one back -- but it was too little, too late to overcome the hole the Jets put themselves in. Despite seeing action in 7:57 of ice time with the man advantage, the winger's marker came at even strength. The 29-year-old is on his way to a fifth consecutive 40-plus point campaign.
Perreault slipped the puck under the pad of netminder Niklas Svedberg in Monday's preseason matchup with Minnesota. Perreault netted 15 points with the man advantage last year and seems poised to do the same thing again. The center has registered four straight 40-plus-point seasons, and he's got a great chance for a fifth playing alongside Bryan Little and Nikolaj Ehlers.
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