Though he was invited by Hockey Canada, David Perron was unable to participate in the 2014 IIHF World Hockey Championship in Minsk, Belarus this May due to a hip injury. The Oilers forward says the injury was something he dealt with this summer but it is getting better. He skated with about 30 Oilers players and prospects on Monday in Sherwood Park and says everything went well and he’s been able to do more lower-body work lately.
“My off-season was different though as far as training,” Perron said. “With my hip, I had to miss the World Championship. I had some inflammation in there. It has kind of dragged on for a lot of the summer actually. I got to do a lot of upper body stuff but not too much lower body to start. I’ve been doing a lot more lately and it is starting to feel good. I had a real good session out there on the ice today. I’m going to just try and keep building off of that and try and get as good as possible for camp.”
Perron tied Jordan Eberle for the team lead in goals last season with 28.