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Perreault was the only man to penetrate the Flyers' Steve Mason on Thursday, accounting for both Winnipeg goals in a 5-2 loss.
He went through a brief cooling period after his four-goal game, but Perreault showed that big outings like that are no fluke. Assuming his health holds up, he should blow by last year's career-high 43 points, and the best could be yet to come.
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Perreault (upper body) will play Tuesday against the Penguins.
Thanks to the NHL All-Star break, Perreault will end up only missing two games after taking a cross-check to his upper-body area back on Jan. 16.
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Perreault (upper body) practiced Monday, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
Coach Paul Maurice indicated that Perreault looked fine at practice Monday, but the forward's status for Tuesday's gamed against the Penguins has yet to be confirmed at this stage.
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Perreault (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
Perreault wouldn't have been cleared to play until after the All-Star break anyway, so the IR move doesn't really have any bearing in his eventual return timetable. Coach Paul Maurice said Tuesday that he believes Perreault isn't looking at a long-term absence, but he'll have to resume skating in the next few days to have a shot at suiting up for the Jets' first game out of the break.
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Perreault (upper body) will not suit up in Wednesday's game against the Blue Jackets, according to Paul Friesen of the Winnipeg Sun.
Perreault was unable to skate during Tuesday's practice, making it an easy call for coach Paul Maurice to keep him out through the All-Star break. Maurice acknowledged that the club doesn't believe a long-term absence is in store for Perreault, as there's a chance he could be back in the fold for the Jets' first game after the break.
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Perreault (upper body) won't play Sunday against the Coyotes.
Moreover, coach Paul Maurice indicated Sunday that he doesn't expect Perreault to suit up for Wednesday's game against Columbus either, though the team is hopeful that the center -- who has 29 points in 45 games -- will be able to play after the upcoming NHL All-Star break.
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Perreault appears to have avoided any fractures after taking a cross-check to the upper-body area in Friday's win over the Blackhawks, but he's still likely to miss "some games," Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
The Jets refused to comment on Lavoie's report and said that an official update on Perreault's status will be provided Sunday. With 23 points over his past 21 games, Perreault has blossomed into an asset across nearly every fantasy format, and the Jets can only hope that second-liner avoided a significant injury. If there's any silver lining, it might be that the upcoming All-Star break will give Perreault some more time to try to recuperate from the injury.
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Coach Paul Maurice indicated that Perreault -- who left Friday's game with an upper-body injury -- will be "checked out" on Saturday, the Jets' official site reports.
Perreault -- who has 15 goals and 14 assists in 45 games this season -- absorbed a Daniel Carcillo cross-check to his arm late in the second period of Friday's game and his status for Sunday's contest against the Coyotes is cloudy as a result.
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Perreault was forced out of Friday's game against Chicago with an unspecified injury.
Perreault was helped off the ice by the Jets training staff late in the second period after being cross-checked by Chicago's Dan Carcillo. For now, consider Perreault day-to-day in advance of Sunday's game against the Coyotes.
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Perreault accounted for half of Winnipeg's goals Tuesday in an 8-2 rout of the Panthers. He scored the Jets' first two goals in the first period, then put the game out of reach with the fifth and sixth, finishing with a plus-4 on the evening.
Well, that was unexpected. Perreault had been clipping along nicely of late, rolling up points with terrific consistency, but he hasn't had a lot of these big blowup games. What he does have, however, is a spectacular total of 22 points over 19 games in the months of December and January. We've seen him fade out of similar hot streaks before, but the frequency with which he's been finding the scoresheet has been nothing short of remarkable.