Blues' Perron Demoted To Fourth Line: David Perron was demoted from the first line to the fourth line for the Blues' contest Tuesday against the Avalanche. (Updated 4/24/13)
No information available at this time (Updated 5/25/13).
Coach Ken Hitchcock would not comment on the demotion, but it probably has something to do with the one point he's scored in the last 31 games. If you plan on playing in a playoff league, you may want to see how he responds to the demotion before adding him to your lineup. (Updated 4/24/13).
05/03/2013 00:34 Blues score late, go up 2-0 on defending champion Kings
Defenseman Barret Jackman scored his first career playoff goal with 50.4 seconds remaining, lifting the St. Louis Blues to a 2-1 win over the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings for the second straight time Thursday night.
As a restricted free agent, David Perron signed a multi-year deal with the Blues in the offseason and will return as the team's most potent scorer. After Perron proved he's past the concussion that wiped out his 2010-11 season, the Blues made him a top offseason priority. He scored a career-high 21 goals and did it in just 57 games. More than any other forward on the team, Perron is the one most likely to top the 30-goal mark. He's definitely top-six material, most likely on the second line with Patrik Berglund, and he'll see time on the power play as well. (Updated 8/14/12)