Brendan Perlini Out With Hand Injury


Another one bites the dust in the early stages of NHL training camps as yet another player goes down with an injury. Arizona Coyotes first round pick, Brendan Perlini will require surgery on his hand. How many more players and rookies will go down with injuries before the first meaningful game is underway?

Perlini suffered his injury during Coyotes rookie camp when he was slashed on the hand. The slash broke his hand and the forward then needed surgery to fix the issue.

The Coyotes drafted Brendan Perlini with the 12th pick in the 2014 draft and while they had high hopes for him during training camp, he wasn’t likely to stick with the club past his 9 game audition. However, instead of gaining valuable time in training camp with the Coyotes and started the season with his peers in the OHL he’ll miss a significant amount of time.

When he is healthy he’ll rejoin the Niagara IceDogs in the OHL as he looks to follow up the 71 points in 58 games he posted with the club last season.

Perlini joins an ever growing and somewhat alarming list of injured players and prospects including Jordan Staal, Pavel Datsyuk, Beau Bennett and fellow rookie Jonathan Drouin.

Brendan Perlini’s broken hand is yet another devastating injury in this preseason. His hope, however small, of cracking the Coyotes roster is over for this season.