Former Capitals center Mathieu Perreault was knocked out of the Winnipeg Jets’ playoff opener against the Minnesota Wild, Wednesday night.
Perreaultcho-cinco absorbed several awkward hits to the left shoulder.
The biggest bodycheck Perreault absorbed was this potentially late hit delivered by Mikko Koivu in open ice.
— Cristiano Simonetta (@CMS_74_) April 12, 2018
Perreault left the game midway into the second period and did not return for the third. The team said Perreault was suffering from an upper-body injury.
Forward Mathieu Perreault will not return to tonight’s game due to an upper body injury.
— Winnipeg Jets PR (@WpgJetsPR) April 12, 2018
Perreault scored 17 goals and 39 points in 70 games for Winnipeg this season. He was an important part of the team’s third line.
#NHLJets at 5v5:
Connor – Scheifele – Wheeler (52.2% CF, 56.6% xG, 30-23 goals)
Ehlers – Stastny – Laine (52.0% CF, 49.8% xG, 16-7 goals)
Perreault – Little – Armia (57.9% CF, 49.7% xG, 3-5 goals)
Copp – Lowry – Tanev (60.4% CF, 62.7% xG, 14-7 goals)
— Murat (@WPGMurat) April 11, 2018
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