Sport Perry to make Stars debut vs. Blue Jackets
Blue Jackets look to Swedish players for scoring punch
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The Columbus Blue Jackets are looking to Sweden to help fill the scoring void left by departed star forward Artemi Panarin. © APWF Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Joonas Korpisalo makes a save during the third period of a preseason NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. The Blue Jackets won 3-1. (AP Photo/David Dermer) More specifically, the Blue Jackets are relying on a quartet of Swedes - two of them rookies who haven't played in North America before - for some scoring punch as they open the season Friday night against Toronto at Nationwide Arena.
will make his debut Wednesday versus the , head coach Jim Montgomery confirmed to .
Perry signed a one-year, $1.5-million contract with Dallas over the summer after the Anaheim Ducks bought him out, but he'd been sidelined to this point due to a foot fracture.
The 34-year-old winger battled injuries last year, too, and posted 10 points in 31 games. For his career, he's notched 751 points in 932 contests to go with a Stanley Cup, a Hart Trophy, and a Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy.
A bounce-back campaign from Perry would certainly be welcomed by the Stars, who've struggled out of the gate to a 1-5-1 record and rank 24th in goals for.
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