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Brendan Perlini Beginning To Mesh With His Linemates

from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

Brendan Perlini looked relieved when he saw his linemate’s shot sink into the opponent’s net.

While fellow newcomer Robby Fabbri showed a hot hand in his debut and ever since, Perlini finally has a point to take into his next game. The Detroit Red Wings host the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday at Little Caesars Arena (7:30 p.m., Fox Sports Detroit) on a five-game points streak.

Perlini earned an assist in Saturday's shootout loss at San Jose when he fed a nice pass to Taro Hirose, whose shot from the slot made it 2-2.

“It was nice to finally get us on the board there,” Perlini said Monday. “Our line, we’ve been snakebitten for a while, so hopefully that kind of breaks it up and we can get going and contribute here.”...

Perlini is the highest draft pick in the Wings’ lineup, taken 12th overall in 2014 (the year the Wings grabbed Dylan Larkin at No. 15). Perlini wasn’t getting a chance in Chicago; the Wings are giving him that opportunity.

“The biggest thing I’ve tried to focus on with him is on himself and on the process of how he’s playing,” coach Jeff Blashill said.

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Perlini and Hirose seem to work well together (teeny tiny sample size, I know). It would be nice to get them a centre though.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 11/19/19 at 09:18 AM ET

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It would be nice to get them a centre though.

Truly remarkable that Nielsen is still without a point. I think Helm deserves to be the 3C for a few games, but they seem to be reluctant to use him as a center.

Posted by hockeyfreak13 from Grand Rapids on 11/19/19 at 11:01 AM ET

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Truly remarkable that Nielsen is still without a point. I think Helm deserves to be the 3C for a few games, but they seem to be reluctant to use him as a center.

Then use Glendening on that 3rd line.

Posted by evileye on 11/19/19 at 12:05 PM ET

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Then use Glendening on that 3rd line.

That’s what I would do. He’s still relatively young and fast and he’s a much better option than Nielsen.

Also, PLEASE buy out Nielsen.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 11/19/19 at 12:19 PM ET

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Also, PLEASE buy out Nielsen.

He’s got to be the best candidate right now.

Posted by hockeyfreak13 from Grand Rapids on 11/19/19 at 12:33 PM ET

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There is no need this year for buyouts. Stay the course and draft high. Hopefully win the damn lottery this year.

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 11/19/19 at 05:23 PM ET

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