Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 02/25/11 at 01:42 PM ET
from Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,
If there’s been any good to come out of David Perron’s concussion, which has caused him to miss the last four months of the Blues season, it’s that he’s seen another side of life.
“I started to learn Spanish a little bit ... I’m actually getting better,” said Perron, a French-Canadian. “It’s quite easy because speaking French is quite similar. I’m also reading books about becoming a pilot.
“In my life, there was only hockey before that injury, and now you realize there’s more. I can’t say there are too many positives from the injury, because there isn’t, but that’s one of them. I’m looking at life in a different angle, and it’s pretty good. I’m sure when I came back, though, I’ll go back to the exact same (hockey) mindset, but you grow as a human.”
Perron isn’t close to returning to the ice, but he hopes that he’s nearing a solution for the concussion-related symptoms that still linger from a hit by San Jose’s Joe Thornton on Nov. 4.
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