David Perron Returns to Practice
Need some positive news to brighten your day? This should help. David Perron returned to practice with the Blues today, signaling his recovery is continuing to inch forward. Perron sported a red no-contact jersey as reported by Jeremy Rutherford. Perron’s session was brief but it is a major step in a positive direction in his road to recovery.
It’s still tough to put a timetable on Perron, but the fact he is back practicing with his teammates is extremely encouraging. Still, it will be a while before Perron is ready to receive contact let alone ready to return to regular action. For now fans should just be happy to see number 57 back on the ice, regardless of jersey color.
In other positive news, Carlo Colaiacovo was back practicing today as he recovers from a minor concussion. Carlo wore a regular colored jersey meaning he has been cleared for contact, signaling his return might come sooner than any of us thought. There’s a possibility we might see Colaiacovo as early as Friday night against Carolina or Saturday night against the Philadelphia Flyers.
Colaiacovo’s return comes at a great time as Nikita Nikitin has struggled since seeing regular playing time. Nikitin was a great asset for the Blues last season with his strong shot from the blueline but the 2011-12 season has seen him make plenty of poor passes and costly mental errors.
Two positive news items coming in from practice. Now we just need the Blues to give us some positive news when they take on the Hurricanes tomorrow night.