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Perry scored his 12th goal of the season while racking up four hits and two penalty minutes in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Flames.

The goal was Perry's first since returning from a bout with the mumps virus five games ago, with his previous tally coming all the way back on Nov. 2. Despite the drought, Perry still ranks fourth in the NHL in goals and should begin to make up some ground on league leader Tyler Seguin now that he seems to be back to full strength.

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Perry (illness) managed two shots on goal and finished with a minus-2 rating over his 18:57 of ice time in Sunday's loss to the Panthers.

Perry didn't have much of an impact offensively in the blowout loss, but the Ducks were certainly glad to have him back active after he missed five games while battling the mumps virus. The team is still waiting on Francois Beauchemin to return from the same affliction, but it appears the illness is no longer festering in the Ducks' locker room.

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Perry (illness) will play in Sunday's game against the Panthers after being activated from the injured reserve, Curtis Zupke of NHL.com reports.

Perry only started skating Friday but it appears that he's recovered from the mumps virus enough to play Sunday. The 29-year-old has 11 goals and four assists on the season and should be a threat to increase those numbers against the Panthers despite the time away from the ice.

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Perry (illness) will be a game-time decision for Sunday's game against the Panthers.

Perry just resumed skating on his own Friday, but it seems he still has an outside chance to play against Florida. While a return during next week's road trip still seems more realistic, Perry will attempt to convince the coaching staff of his health during pregame warmups.

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Perry (illness) was skating on his own again Friday, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

Perry's status for the weekend's back-to-back game appears unlikely at this point, and the road trip following the weekend is appears to be a questionable target return date as well. Perry will likely need to get in some conditioning and possibly a couple practices with the team before rejoining the lineup.

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Perry (illness) rejoined the Ducks on Thursday, skating on his own before the team's practice.

Perry had been kept away for the last several days while he dealt with the contagious mumps virus, an illness that has also afflicted teammate Francois Beauchemin. However, after showing improvement in his condition the last couple of days, Perry is now set to begin preparing for his return, with coach Bruce Boudreau not ruling him out for either of the Ducks' back-to-back weekend tilts against the Kings and Panthers, according to Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register. Still, it would seem more likely that Perry waits until next week before returning from injured reserve, since the viral infection undoubtedly will require a little time for him to regain full conditioning. Perry reportedly dealt with body temperatures as high as 102 degrees while he was hospitalized last week with a fever.

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Perry has been dealing with the mumps virus and is considered day-to-day.

While the illness has sidelined Perry for a week, he has already been cleared to return, and should be able to take the ice again "in a matter of days."

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Perry (illness) has been diagnosed with a viral gland infection and will undergo further testing.

What was initially thought to be a minor case of the flu has morphed into a larger problem for Perry, who has missed three straight games with the illness and has yet to resume skating. Though Perry is feeling better, both he and defenseman Francois Beauchemin have been advised to stay away from the team to prevent their contagious diseases from spreading to the rest of the team. More information on Perry's condition should be known when the Ducks receive the results of his medical tests Wednesday, but there remains no definitive timetable for the forward's return.

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Perry wasn't expected to play Sunday anyway, and the move is retroactive and will allow him to be activated for Wednesday's game. Dany Heatley or Tim Jackman will likely slot in while Perry is out.

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Perry (illness) has officially been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Canucks.

As anticipated, Perry will miss his third straight game while he continues to recover from the flu. He'll turn his attention toward preparing for a return to the lineup Wednesday against the Kings.