Mathieu Perreault
C/LW WPG
5 months ago

Perreault was missing from the scoresheet for all of the Western Conference finals.

EDGE Analysis

Considering Perreault registered just one point in his eight games back from an upper-body injury, one has to wonder if he was truly at 100 percent. The center spent much of the season in a third-line role, but that didn't stop coach Paul Maurice from utilizing him on the power play, where he notched six goals and eight helpers while averaging 2:15 of ice time. Fantasy owners should expect the Quebec native to handle similar responsibilities during the upcoming season, which bodes well for his chances of reaching the 40-point threshold in 2018-19 -- a mark he came just one point shy of this year.

Mathieu Perreault
C/LW WPG
6 months ago

Perreault (upper body) is expected to suit up for Saturday's Game 5 in Nashville.

EDGE Analysis

Perreault hasn't played since Game 1 of the conference quarterfinals against Minnesota, but coach Paul Maurice hinted after morning skate that the team was getting ready to reinsert the skilled forward, who provided 39 points (17 goals, 22 assists) in 70 regular-season appearances. "We've waited for it. We're getting pretty good at moving the pieces around and still finding success but we'll get everybody out there tonight and let 'er rip," Maurice said. Perreault's return will likely move grinder Matt Hendricks to the press box.

Mathieu Perreault
C/LW WPG
6 months ago

Perreault (upper body) was medically cleared ahead of Thursday's Game 4 against Nashville, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Prior to the confirmation, things were already looking up because Perreault was a full participant during Wednesday's practice. The veteran winger has only suited up for one postseason game due to the injury, but should make his way into Thursday's lineup.

Mathieu Perreault
C/LW WPG
6 months ago

Perreault (upper body) skated in a regular sweater at practice Wednesday, Frank Seravalli of TSN.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

Perreault has missed the Jets' previous seven contests due to his upper-body injury. Coach Paul Maurice left the door open to a possible return for Game 4, which would provide a boost to Winnipeg's power play. During the regular season, the center notched six goals and eight helpers with the man advantage while logging 2:15 of ice time.

Mathieu Perreault
C/LW WPG
6 months ago

Perreault (upper body) was still sporting a non-contact sweater at Tuesday's game-day skate -- ruling him out for the Jets' Game 3 matchup with Nashville, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Perreault will miss his seventh straight outing due to his upper-body issue, but the fact that he is joining his teammates on the ice -- albeit in a non-contact jersey -- bodes well for his eventual return to the lineup. The Quebec native tallied 17 goals and 22 helpers in his 70 regular-season contest and figures to take on a bottom-six role once given the green light. In the meantime, Matt Hendricks is slated to continue deputizing in Perreault's stead.

Mathieu Perreault
C/LW WPG
6 months ago

Perreault (upper body) didn't participate in pregame line rushes and won't play in Sunday's Game 2 against Nashville, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Once again Perreault donned the non-contact jersey in the morning skate, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun further reports, evidencing that his recovery is staying on track but he's just not quite ready to draw back into the lineup. The 30-year-old was originally injured during Winnipeg's first game of the postseason against Minnesota, and his next opportunity to return will be for Game 3 on Tuesday against Nashville.

Mathieu Perreault
C/LW WPG
6 months ago

Perreault (upper body) hit the ice Friday wearing a non-contact jersey, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Given Perreault has yet to be cleared for contact, it's safe to assume he won't be in the lineup against the Predators for Friday's Game 1 clash. The natural center will miss his fifth consecutive outing due to hsi upper-body issue. In the meantime, Jack Roslovic figures to continue to deputise in Perreault's absence.

Mathieu Perreault
C/LW WPG
6 months ago

Perreault (upper body) has not yet resumed skating, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

It certainly doesn't bode well for fantasy owners that Perreault has not been able to get back on the ice. It's hard to imagine the natural center will be available for Game 1 against Nashville at this point. Until the Quebec native is given the green light, Jack Roslovic figures to continue filling out a bottom-six role.

Mathieu Perreault
C/LW WPG
6 months ago

Perreault (upper body) will not play in Friday's Game 5 against the Wild, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Perreault has not played since suffering the upper-body injury in Game 1 and he will continue to rest with the Jets holding a 3-1 series lead entering Friday's contest. It's possible he will return later in the series if it continues to extend, or he may continue to sit until the second round to ensure he's healthy the rest of the way if they advance. For now, it's best to consider him questionable on a game-by-game basis.

Mathieu Perreault
C/LW WPG
6 months ago

Perreault (upper body) was absent from Tuesday's game-day skate and is doubtful to suit up for Game 4 versus the Wild, per Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun.

EDGE Analysis

Despite a bottom-six role, Perreault has consistently logged power-play minutes for the Jets this season (2:15 of ice time per game). Of the Quebec native's 39 points, 14 have come with the man advantage. Youngster Jack Roslovic should get a look with the second unit during Perreault's absence.