David Perron LW PIT 1 week ago

Perron will play on a line with Evgeni Malkin and Chris Kunitz on Friday, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

"It will be different," Perron said. "Geno likes to cycle a lot in the offensive zone and move around a lot. I'm excited about playing with him for the first time." Perron hasn't scored a goal in 10 games. Blake Comeau will drop to the third line.

David Perron LW PIT 3 weeks ago

Perron went pointless with a minus-1 rating Sunday but scored a shootout goal to help give Pittsburgh a 3-2 win over the Sharks.

Although he skated only 10 minutes and played primarily on the fourth line (due to illness), his goal in the shootout may have been his most important shot in a Penguins sweater. Perron has struggled to light the lamp lately, collecting three goals in his last 21 contests.

David Perron LW PIT 3 weeks ago

Perron (illness) is slated to play Sunday against the Sharks, Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Perron, who missed Saturday's game against the Coyotes, was considered iffy for the contest, but he's present for warmups on Sunday and thus in line to give it a go for the Penguins, after all.

David Perron LW PIT 3 weeks ago

Perron (illness) is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Sharks, Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Perron missed Saturday's contest with an illness, and it appears Sunday could bring the same result. If that turns out to be the case, Blake Comeau could once again move into the top-six forwards.

David Perron LW PIT 3 weeks ago

Perron will miss Saturday's game against the Coyotes with an illness, Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Though the Penguins will welcome back two of their top-six forward to the lineup Saturday in Evgeni Malkin (lower body) and Patric Hornqvist (undisclosed), they'll be without the services of another in Perron. After a hot start to his Penguins career upon being acquired from the Oilers in early January, Perron has cooled off considerably over the last few weeks. He's supplied only six points in March, with none coming in his last five games.

David Perron LW PIT 4 weeks ago

Perron has scored just three goals in his last 19 games after beginning his time in Pittsburgh with nine scores in his first 16 contests.

His early-on scoring rate was unsustainable, but the paucity of production since then has hurt the team. Perron continues to play with Sidney Crosby at even strength, though he's seen more time on the second-unit power play than the first. With both Evgeni Malkin and Patric Hornqvist close to returning, the offense might open up a bit for both Perron and the Pens.

David Perron LW PIT 1 month ago

Perron scored the team's lone goal in Sunday's 5-1 loss to the Red Wings.

Perron has been on a solid scoring stretch, recording seven points in his last nine contests. The goal gives him his sixth 40-point season, and hitting the 50-point plateau is within reach for the 26-year-old.

David Perron LW PIT 1 month ago

Perron scored a goal and assisted on another, finishing plus-2 in Thursday's win over Edmonton.

Perron's got four points over his last four contests, so he's warming up nicely after going through a bit of a struggle. He's quietly scored at a 50-plus-point pace since joining the Penguins.

David Perron LW PIT 1 month ago

Perron assisted on Sidney Crosby's goal Monday, giving him just five points in his last 12 games.

He has one goal in 12 games after scoring nine times in his first 16 contests with Pittsburgh. A contributing factor to his slump is his removal from the team's top power-play unit. Perron has just three shots in five games.

David Perron LW PIT 1 month ago

Perron notched an assist and went plus-2 in Friday's win over the Ducks.

Perron's production has hit the skids of late, as he's been limited to four points over his last 10 games. While he endured similar dry spells during his time with the Oilers earlier this season, it's a bit surprising Perron's scoring hasn't been on the rise with both Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin playing at a high level over the last few games. Things would look even worse for Perron if he hadn't scored a power-play goal during last Sunday's win over the Blue Jackets, which has gone down as his only shot attempt in three games so far this month.