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Evan’s NHL Daily: Puljujarvi Gets PTO, Perron Snaps



NHL trade deadline, Jesse Puljujarvi

After off-season surgery on his hips, Jesse Puljujarvi is looking to make his way back into the NHL. On Sunday, he not only decided where he wants to try to get back in the NHL, but he showed up ready to practice.

In other NHL news, David Perron is headed for an in-person hearing after snapping against the Ottawa Senators, and after seeing the play, I think he deserves a long suspension.

For the Colorado Avalanche, could Gabriel Landeskog be hitting the ice soon? Anything is possible, I guess.

All that and more in this Monday edition of Evan’s Daily.

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According to Elliotte Friedman, Gabriel Landeskog hopes to hit the ice soon for some light skating. While that’s great news, it will still be a long road back for the Captain.

Looking back at the loss to the Flyers, another poor second period killed the Avalanche, which has been the case quite a bit this year.

On Monday, the Flames are in town, and the Avalanche look to rebound. In addition, Artturi Lehkonen’s father gave his opinion on what’s going on with the Avalanche right now, and I’ll have that up today.

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Best of Luck To Tony Granato

On Sunday, former Avalanche head coach Tony Granato announced that he’ll be stepping away from TV, as he’s been diagnosed with a form of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Wishing him all the best as he enters treatment.

Perron Snaps

If you ask me, David Perron has been a sneaky dirty player his entire career. He gets away with a lot of it, but it’s there.

After his cross-check to the head of Artem Zub on Saturday night, he’s likely going to be sitting for a little while.

I get why he’d be mad. His Captain is laying on the ground motionless. Zub, however, had nothing to do with the play, and was just an innocent bystander. Perron just snapped and cross-checks him in the head, which is about as dirty as it gets. He’s getting an in-person hearing, so the NHL can go over five games if they want to. We all know there’s no real rhyme or reason to how the Department of Player Safety comes to the decisions that they do, so your guess is as good as mine as to what his suspension will be.

From a Red Wings perspective, they’re understandably upset that nothing is happening to the players that knocked out Dylan Larkin.

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On Sunday, the Pittsburgh Penguins signed Jesse Puljujarvi to a PTO. That same day, he was at practice with the team, and even got some practice time with Sidney Crosby. Once the fourth overall pick in the draft, it hasn’t gone according to plan for him in the NHL. This may be one of his last opportunities.

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