Perlini, who sat out the previous four games as a healthy scratch, logged just 6:51 of ice time in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Hurricanes. The Red Wings scratched Justin Abdelkader due to an illness, which paved the way for Perlini to rejoin the lineup. Still, he doesn't see nearly enough ice time to warrant a look in fantasy games.
Perlini (face) will draw into the lineup for Saturday's matchup with Boston, Dana Wakiji of the Red Wings' official site reports. The 23-year-old only missed one contest after a laceration on his nose required 23 stitches following a skate to the face. Perlini potted his only goal of the season against Boston last time the two teams faced off Feb. 9. His addition to the lineup will see Justin Abdelkader head to the press box Saturday.
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.
Perlini took a skate to the face in Tuesday's matchup with Buffalo but didn't suffer any serious injuries, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports. Perlini logged just 3:49 of ice time prior to Tuesday's incident, in which he recorded one shot and one block. Unless there is significant swelling or other complications, the winger will likely be in the lineup versus the Devils on Thursday.
Perlini scored his first goal of the season in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Bruins. The 23-year-old opened the scoring in the second period, snapping the puck past Tuukka Rask from the faceoff circle. It took Perlini 31 games to finally light the lamp after he scored 14 goals in 68 games last season, and the 12th overall pick in the 2014 draft -- already on his third organization in four seasons -- may need to find some more production in a hurry if he wants to hang onto an NHL roster spot.
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