Two forwards familiar to Detroit Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman will be trying to crack the lineup of the Carolina Hurricanes when the club goes to training camp later this month. Forwards Brendan Perlini and Cory Conacher both agreed to PTOs to attend the Canes camp.
Among Yzerman’s first moves as Detroit GM was to trade the NHL rights to draftee Alex Regula to the Chicago Blackhawks for Perlini in October of 2019. It wasn’t among Yzerman’s better moves. Even though he’d scored at least 14 goals in each of the four previous NHL seasons, Perlini would tally one goal in 39 games for the Red Wings. Let go at season’s end, he would sign to play for Ambri-Piotta of the Swiss League.
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Conacher was a free agent signee by Yzerman in 2012 when he was GM of the Tampa Bay Lightning. During the 2012-13 season, Conacher would count 9-15-24 totals in 35 games for Tampa Bay. In 2013, he was part of a package dealt to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for goalie Ben Bishop. In 2015, Bishop would backstop the Lightning to the Stanley Cup final.
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