Penguins' Kunitz puts best foot forward in bid for spot on top line
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Rotowire: Oct 3 / 11:43a ET
News: Pens coach Mike Johnston said he was pleased with Perron's physical play Friday, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Impact: "I like when he plays with that emotion, as long as his emotion doesn't go overboard into penalty trouble," Johnston said. "But he played a hard game. Because when you play like that, your skill's going to take over. We need that passion, that energy, that compete from him every night." Eventually Perron will get another chance playing with Evgeni Malkin or Sidney Crosby but for now he'll skate as a bottom-six winger.
Rotowire: Oct 2 / 1:27p ET
News: Perron may start the season skating as a bottom-six forward for the Penguins.
Impact: Coach Mike Johnston said that the team will roll both the Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin lines Friday and Perron is skating on the fourth line. The Penguins coach added that nothing is set in stone but it appears Perron will have to work his way back up the ladder after a disappointing 2014-15.