The Anaheim Ducks said forward David Perron is “week-to-week” after injuring his shoulder in a Sunday game at the Winnipeg Jets.
In the second period of Anaheim’s 3-2 overtime win, Perron attempted to check Jets forward Mark Scheifele and landed awkwardly into the boards on his right shoulder. According to Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register, Perron is headed back to Southern California for an MRI.
Anaheim acquired the 27-year-old Perron from the Pittsburgh Penguins in mid-January as part of a package for forward Carl Hagelin. Since the deal, the Ducks have gone 21-5-2 and vaulted themselves securely into the playoff picture in the Pacific Division. Perron has 20 points in 28 games since the trade. Early after the deal, Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau put Perron on a line with center Ryan Getzlaf.
This awoke Getzlaf from a slumbering offensive season and was a major reason why the Ducks have been one of the hottest teams in hockey since the All-Star break. According to War on Ice, with the Ducks, Perron has a 54.76 CF% 5-on-5 and a plus-4.30 CF% rel. Both are positive puck possession markers.
Ducks center Ryan Kesler called Perron, "a player we can't replace" after the Jets game.
The pending unrestricted free agent has most recently been playing on the Ducks’ second scoring line centered by Rickard Rakell.
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