In the 2018-19 Stanley Cup race for the Blues, Perron suffered a concussion in mid-January and missed 24 games before returning on March 16.
After returning from that concussion, Perron made this sobering comment: “It’s never fun to walk through and I really, really hope – I’m touching wood – that it doesn’t happen again just because. that I don’t know how many more times I will be able to endure this. “
Having Perron out of the lineup is never a good thing for the Blues. He led the team in scoring last season and was second – by a point – behind Ryan O’Reilly in the 2019-20 campaign.
After a quick start to the season this season, Perron went through a 13-game drought – tying his longest drought since returning to the Blues in 2018. But it looked like he was coming back on his game, with one goal and five assists in all four games before the injury against Chicago.
Even with the goals down, Perron ranks fourth in team scoring with 18 points (seven goals, 11 assists).
In Perron’s absence, Berube moved Brayden Schenn to the left wing on the O’Reilly line – with Jordan Kyrou on the right wing – for Saturday’s 6-3 triumph over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Based on the line-up rushes in practice Monday, that’s also how the Blues will line up against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday.