"It's all right. A little stiff, but it will heal," he said Saturday.
Perry, who leads the
"We'll take some time and let it heal," said Perry, who received treatment Saturday and wore a brace. "I'll be back. I don't think it's anything too serious."
Perry said he couldn't dodge the hit. "I saw him coming. I had nowhere to go. He just got me in an awkward position and kind of hit me low," Perry said. "It's just one of those things where I had no real estate, nowhere to go. He hit me."
Perry's injury had a domino effect. First, forward
"I'm comfortable moving back and forth now, I guess, so it doesn't really bother me," Smith-Pelly said.
Rakell had only three assists in 17 previous games with the Ducks this season. He played in Charlotte, N.C., and Springfield, Mass., before being called up and began his journey to Winnipeg at 3:45 a.m. Saturday.
"It's a new chance for me to show I want to play here," he said. "I'm excited."
And in goal …
"I think that's a fair question. When somebody's never had that workload before, you always worry if he can carry it," Boudreau said. "And whether he succeeds or fails doing that until we get our goalies back healthy, he'll definitely learn from it, and if there's a time when it has to happen again, I think he'll be stronger for it."
And it's only going to get tougher. "I guess the big telltale will be next weekend, when we play back-to-backs again," Boudreau said of games at Edmonton and Winnipeg next Friday and Saturday.
Boudreau also said he's getting reports on goalie
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