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Perry resumes skating, closer to making debut with Stars

Forward fractured foot before start of training camp, will be evaluated later in week

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / Staff Writer

WASHINGTON -- Corey Perry has resumed skating, and the forward is moving closer to returning from a foot injury and making his debut with the Dallas Stars.

Perry, who fractured his foot slipping off a step two days before the start of training camp in September, skated at the end of the Stars morning skate prior to their game against the Washington Capitals at Capital One Arena on Tuesday (7 p.m. ET; ESPN+, NBCSWA, FS-SW, NHL.TV).

Coach Jim Montgomery said Perry, who signed a one-year contract with Dallas as an unrestricted free agent July 1, also skated at Little Caesars Arena before the Stars faced the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday. Montgomery expects to know more about a timetable for Perry's season debut after the 34-year-old is examined by team doctors Thursday, when the Stars host the Calgary Flames.

"Perry is closer, but we've got to wait until we get confirmation from the doctors," Montgomery said. "We're got to review him again. But, yeah, he's on the ice, he's moving around, he feels a lot better, so that's exciting."

The Stars are 0-3-0 to start the season.

Perry played 14 seasons for the Anaheim Ducks before they bought out the final two seasons of his contract June 19. He had 10 points (six goals, four assists) in 31 games last season after missing the first four months while recovering from knee surgery.

Perry had 776 points (372 goals, 404 assists) in 988 regular-season games with Anaheim and reached the 30-goal mark six times.

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