30-Year-Old Center – Anaheim Ducks
Joel Perrault Contract Information:
Signed a one-year, $510,000 deal with the Canucks in July of 2010.
Perrault, acquired by the Ducks on Monday, is recovering from an ankle injury and should be back in action in about 10 days, according to coach Terry Murray, the Ducks' Official Twitter Feed reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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Perrault was lured away from Sweden with a one-year deal from the Canucks this offseason, but donít expect the 27-year-old pivot to have too large of a role with the Orcas. Heíll give the team an extra option on the fourth line, but Perrault will likely spend his fair share of time in the press box.
Perrault may suffer most from the Phoenix offseason additions at the forward position. He's an in-between player, who is an absolute star in AHL, but there seems to be nowhere for him to play with the big club. Perrault isn't in camp with the big club, but, he has plenty of ability, and could make Phoenix bring him up if he continues to tear up AHL like he did last year with 27 points (14 G, 13 A) in 28 games.
In 2007-2008, Perrault had a solid but not spectacular season. His biggest improvement came with this physical presence on the ice as he made timely hits. However, his offensive production did not blow anyone away. As far as fantasy options go, Perrault is one that you can safely avoid. At best, he will score above 20 - 30 points and will most likely be a third or fourth line option for the Coyotes.
All offense and little defense may contribute to limited ice time when it matters for Perrault. He has worked hard to improve this area of weakness and could be much improved coming into this season. He may eke out a spot with a stellar preseason and if he does, he is worth keeping an eye on to see how he is played during the regular season.