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David Perron would love to follow Sidney Crosby’s example to the fullest

Nov 24, 2011, 7:53 AM EDT

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While it’s been great to see Sidney Crosby get back to action, even if he didn’t earn a point against St. Louis last night, the Blues’ David Perron is hoping he can follow in Crosby’s footsteps.

Perron is now 13 months removed from last seeing action on NHL ice after being knocked out of action last season by a blistering Joe Thornton check. While Perron is skating and practicing with the Blues and allowed contact in practice, there’s still no timetable for his return. As he tells Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch though, when that day comes when he can play he hopes he can have a Sid-like return to action.

“But I feel pretty good out there, so as long as I keep going, I’ll keep progressing. It’s tough for me to put a date on it before I go through the whole process. This is where I’m at right now. It’s been awhile and I’m itching to play, but at the same time, I want to make sure that I’m doing it the right way.”

The Penguins setting the blueprint down for how to handle these things helps out a lot and for the Blues they’ve been equally diligent in minding Perron’s condition. If Perron can stay patient and get back out there when he’s absolutely ready it’ll be to his and the Blues’ benefit. If he can have a four point game when he comes back, that’d be even better.

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