It was announced on Friday that David Perron of the Blues will not be looking to return to the NHL this season, as he has now been officially shut down by the team, in his recovery from post-concussion syndrome. He only managed to suit up in 10 games in the 2011 season, scoring 5 goals and 2 assists in that time.
Perron was hurt in early November by a hit from the Sharks' Joe Thornton and hasn't played a game since then. It still remains a question mark as to his status come September, when training camp starts up again, but we're all hoping for the best here.
Perron was taken in the draft this year, taken in the 9th round by Jani K. and was then later dropped in the first waiver draft, knowing full well that he was dealing with concussion problems. He does have a great offensive upside and would likely be picked again in next season's pool, assuming he gets a clean bill of health between now and then.
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