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David Perron demoted in practice, might skate on fourth line Tuesday

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03:14 PM ET 04.23 | St. Louis Blues forward David Perron will be skating on the fourth line in Tuesday night's game against the Colorado Avalanche, according to Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Perron -- who normally skates on the team's top line -- was taking rushes on the fourth line during Tuesday's morning skate. In addition, he wasn't involved on either of the team's two power play units. Perron committed a turnover that directly led to the Avalanche's third goal in Sunday's 5-3 loss. When head coach Ken Hitchcock was asked about Perron's perceived demotion, the coach opted not to directly answer the question. Instead, Hitchcock stated that Perron is still included in the forward group and he didn't want any one reading too much into it. Rutherford notes that Hitchcock has altered morning skate lines prior to game time in the past. When Perron was asked about the situation he stated that he would accept whatever the coach decides to do.

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April 23, 2013  03:19 PM ET

The Blues really miss Oshie.

April 23, 2013  03:55 PM ET
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The Blues really miss Oshie.

No excuses at this time of year. Every team has a key player or two hurting and still getting it done.

April 23, 2013  04:21 PM ET

''When Perron was asked about the situation he stated that he would accept whatever the coach decides to do.'' Glad to see he's not taking a seperate bus home.

April 23, 2013  04:29 PM ET
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''When Perron was asked about the situation he stated that he would accept whatever the coach decides to do.'' Glad to see he's not taking a seperate bus home.

That's because the only other bus available was a short bus with happy faces painted on the sides.

April 23, 2013  04:34 PM ET
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That's because the only other bus available was a short bus with happy faces painted on the sides.

driver wouldve required him to wear a helmet

April 23, 2013  05:24 PM ET
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''When Perron was asked about the situation he stated that he would accept whatever the coach decides to do.'' Glad to see he's not taking a seperate bus home.

The Stefan Matteau story surfaces again. I'm still waiting for a quote from the assistant coach on this one. The coach says the kid's behavior was unacceptable and he had to go. Over you to St??phane Matteau, do you agree with the coach, or no?

 
April 23, 2013  05:53 PM ET
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driver wouldve required him to wear a helmet

Since he already has one, the driver would make him wear a visor. :-)

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