from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,
What Brendan Perlini sees with the Red Wings is an opportunity, which is all he can ask for, and all he wants.
Perlini didn’t have much of a chance in Chicago, leading to Monday’s trade, Perlini coming to the Wings and prospect Alec Regula headed to the Blackhawks.
At his first practice Thursday, Perlini was on a line with Taro Hirose and Frans Nielsen, was on a power play unit, and was securely in the Wings’ lineup.
Perlini was excited about the opportunity ahead.
“For me, I haven’t played too much this year,” said Perlini, who played in one of the Blackhawks’ 11 games. “I’m excited to get back in and show these guys hwere what I can do with my speed and shot. I’m excited for a fresh start and opportunity here.
“It seems like everyone is a good guy here and it’s a good group, so it’s going to be fun.”
Below, watch Perlini and Jeff Blashill after today's practice.