Man are hockey players tough. Like hard as steel tough. Just check out what happened to Anaheim Ducks’ Corey Perry Friday night. He took a brutal hip check from Minnesota Wild defenseman Keith Ballard. Perry, who was favoring his knee, had to be helped off the ice and didn’t return the rest of the game.
But according to the Orange County Register, Perry, who leads the club with 14 goals in 23 games, will be going to Winnipeg with the rest of the team.
Could he play Sunday against Winnipeg? Who knows. I’m sure he’ll try. That was a brutal hit (I’ve never been a fan of Ballard’s hip check technique, going low and at the knees.)
The Pacific-leading Ducks (17-6-5) beat the Wild (14-10-1) 5-4.