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Perlini traded to Red Wings by Blackhawks

Forward was healthy scratch in nine of 10 games; Chicago receives rights to defenseman Regula

by NHL.com @NHLdotcom

Brendan Perlini was traded to the Detroit Red Wings by the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday.

The forward had requested a trade from the Blackhawks. He was a healthy scratch for nine of Chicago's first 10 games.

"I'm a big believer in that sometimes you can get guys at the right time, where they're ready to really be coached and ready to look in the mirror and say OK I got to to get better at these things," Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said Tuesday. "We'd be fools to think there isn't things that he's got to get better at and now I'm hoping he recognizes that. I'm hoping the timing is as such that he's ready to dig in. He's going to get a clean slate." 

The Blackhawks received the rights to defenseman Alec Regula, who was selected by the Red Wings in the third round (No. 67) of the 2018 NHL Draft but never signed with them. The 19-year-old will remain with London in the Ontario Hockey League.

Perlini was selected by the Arizona Coyotes with the No. 12 pick of the 2014 NHL Draft. The 23-year-old has 72 points (45 goals, 27 assists) in 200 NHL games.

He will not be in the lineup for the Red Wings' game against the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday (7:30 p.m. ET; SN360, SN1, FS-D, NHL.TV). 

The Blackhawks acquired Perlini with forward Dylan Strome on Nov. 25, 2018, for forward Nick Schmaltz.

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