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Perry practices with Ducks for first time since knee surgery: report

No timetable for return of forward, who was injured before preseason game

by / @NHLdotcom

Corey Perry practiced with the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday for the first time since he sustained a knee injury during warmups for a preseason game against the Arizona Coyotes on Sept. 24, the Orange County Register reported. 

The 33-year-old forward, who had surgery Sept. 26, told the newspaper he has been skating for the past "eight, nine, 10 days." He wore a noncontact jersey but participated in all drills.

"It's been feeling good and that's why we practiced today," Perry said.

"It's been four months. It's a work in progress. I have no expectations, just going out and doing the best I can do. … It was a good day. I'll take anything that's positive right now."

There is no timetable for his return to the Ducks (21-20-9), who have won two of three games since a 12-game losing streak. Perry was initially expected to be out five months following the surgery.

"I would say he's a little ahead of schedule," Anaheim coach Randy Carlyle said.

The Ducks are also without forwards Ondrej Kase (upper body), Ryan Kesler (lower body) and Jakob Silfverberg (lower body). 

Perry was third on the Ducks with 49 points (17 goals, 32 assists) last season. He has 766 points (366 goals, 400 assists) in 13 NHL seasons, all with Anaheim, which selected him in the first round (No. 28) of the 2003 NHL Draft.

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