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from Shawn P. Roarke of NHL.com,

Obviously, there is some concern about Perry, who was bought out by the Ducks and struggled last season with 10 points (six goals, four assists) in 31 regular season games. What convinced you he was the right fit for the Stars?

"I've seen him for all these years and I know what his credentials are. He had a knee injury, ACL total reconstruction. Just from a historical perspective of how those things are, it takes a year to bounce back. We think he is going to have a better year. We like what he brings. He brings a presence. He's a net-front guy, involved in the action all the time. I think he is going to bring a little fire to our lineup with the way he plays."

Defenseman Miro Heiskanen is emerging as one of the brightest young players in the League. What are your feelings about him?

"He just turned 20 (on July 18), so he has more growth in him. Some guys are gifted. He's gifted, and it's not just on the ice, it's off the ice. He's a very mature kid, very relaxed. Great hockey sense. He has the capability to skate and he has a great stick and a head. He's got a high ceiling."

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