No Surprise - David Perron to Miss Start of 2011-12
What we all expected and feared has now been made official: David Perron will not be ready for the start of the 2011-12 season, as reported by Jeremy Rutherford. Perron has been trying to recover from post-concussion syndrome from a hit he suffered back on November 4th in a game against San Jose. Previously, GM Doug Armstrong stated that the team would plan to start the year without Perron if he hadn't returned to training in July. July has come and gone and still Perron hasn't been cleared to resume regular workouts or even skating for that matter. Rutherford states that Perron has done some very light exercises a couple months ago but saw some symptoms and fatigue flare up. The report indicates that Perron did make big improvements a couple months ago (when they attempted to get him back to exercising) but he has since seen his improvement slow significantly. Rutherford indicates the progress is "slow and steady". Just like before this news was released, there is no timetable on when Perron will be cleared for practice, let alone cleared to return to NHL action.