The St. Louis Blues are right down to their final strike, getting ready to elimination after Monday night time’s loss to the Colorado Avalanche, however at the least they received’t be with out considered one of their prime gamers. David Perron has prevented suspension and earned a $5,000 fine for his cross-check on Nazem Kadri, considered one of a variety of questionable incidents involving the Blues sniper in Sport 4.
The incident in question occurred partway by way of the second interval and resulted in a two-minute minor from the on-ice officers. On the similar time, Pavel Buchnevich took a penalty for roughing on Kadri after Perron and the Avalanche ahead got here collectively within the impartial zone. It wasn’t the one time Perron acquired a cross-checking penalty within the sport — he was given a two-minute minor within the first interval after delivering one to Cale Makar — and likewise probably wasn’t the one clip the Division of Participant Security reviewed from Monday night time’s sport.
Nonetheless, Perron was additionally the Blues’ greatest offensive participant Monday night time, scoring twice to take his playoff totals to 9 targets and 13 factors in 10 video games. Shedding that sort of manufacturing would have been a devastating blow because the staff tries to claw out of the 3-1 sequence deficit. A nice means the league shall be carefully watching his conduct for any additional supplementary self-discipline however means he can keep within the lineup and attempt to assist the Blues keep alive Wednesday night time.