The St. Louis Blues have re-signed forward David Perron to a four-year, $15.25 million contract, for an average annual cap hit of $3.8 million. The Edmonton Oilers, meanwhile, have announced the re-signing of goaltender David Dubnyk to a two-year deal.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Quite the commitment for Perron, who missed the equivalent of a season and a half of playing time to concussion. He returned this season with a vengeance, netting 42 points in 57 games, and 5 points in nine playoff games. If he can stay healthy, this contract could turn into a bargain for the Blues. As for Dubnyk, it’s clear the Oilers intend to allow him more time to blossom into a starting goaltender. His numbers the past two seasons, behind a porous Oilers defense, were promising.This coming season, however, is likely his best chance, for if he struggles, you can bet the Oilers will seek an upgrade, which could push him into a backup role.