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Corey Perry Exits Game After Collision with Joe Pavelski


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Sam Jones
June 1, 2024  (7:59)
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Corey Perry Exits Game After Collision with Joe Pavelski
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In a pivotal moment during tonight's game, Corey Perry was sidelined following an unexpected encounter with Joe Pavelski.

The incident unfolded in the final minutes of the first period, casting a shadow over Perry's recent return to the Oilers' playoff roster.
Perry, who was actively working to dispatch the puck from his team's defensive stronghold, found himself on the receiving end of Pavelski's robust check. The hit, though deemed clean, caused Perry to lose his footing, nearly resulting in a complete topple on the ice. The impact of the collision was significant enough to send Perry directly from the bench to the dressing room, leaving spectators and teammates anxious about his ability to return for the subsequent period.
Before this setback, Perry had been sidelined as a healthy scratch during the latter stages of the series against the Canucks, where his performance seemed lacklusterómarked by sluggishness and vulnerability on the defensive front. Nevertheless, his reintegration into the lineup against the Stars marked a striking resurgence. Perry's renewed vigor on the ice rekindled memories of his celebrated prowess in crucial playoff scenarios.
Should Perry be compelled to withdraw from upcoming games due to his injuries, the Oilers are well-prepared to adjust their lineup. With players like Warren Foegele and Sam Gagner ready to step in, both fully fit and eager to contribute, Coach Knoblauch has viable options to maintain the team's competitive edge. Moreover, Perry's influential role within the team, particularly in the locker room, amplifies the impact of his health on the team's dynamics.
As the game progresses, the Oilers and their fans are hopeful for Perry's swift recovery and return, underscoring his critical role in the team's pursuit of playoff success. The unfolding events will undoubtedly test the team's resilience and strategic depth in the face of unexpected challenges.
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Corey Perry Exits Game After Collision with Joe Pavelski

Will Corey Perry play in game 6 despite this hit?

Yes, Perry will still play3692.3 %
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