Blackhawks vs. Blues: David Perron Finally Laces Up the Skates Again

December 3rd, 2011 by Ryan Bothmann Leave a reply »
On November 4th, 2010, David Perron was hit on a cheap shot from the San Jose Sharks' Joe Thornton.

Now after missing 97 games due to a concussion, the Blues' star forward is ready to take the ice in front of a sellout crowd at the Scottrade Center as the Blues host the division rival Chicago Blackhawks.

"It's been a long road obviously," Perron said on Friday. "I didn't expect it to be that long obviously. I'm really excited to get back to the lineup tomorrow. Everyone has been really kind and helpful. I'm just glad to be back to 100 percent healthy now, and ready to go."

Concussions have not been taken lightly in hockey in recent years.

Star forward Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins, like Perron, had his season ended with a concussion last year. Crosby returned to the Pittsburgh lineup just 12 days ago.

Another star player, Marc Savard of the Boston Bruins, had his season ended last year with a concussion. Savard will sit out all of this year as well, and could be done with his hockey career.

Perron's return for Saint Louis will be huge, as the Blues have quickly climbed the Western Conference standings unde ...

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