Laperriere wins NHL's hockey perseverance award
LAS VEGAS (AP)
Laperriere topped fellow finalists Calgary's Daymond Langkow and Anaheim's Ray Emery during the NHL Awards ceremony.
Laperriere blocked a shot with his face during last year's playoffs, suffering a concussion and fractured orbital bone. He has said he wants to play again but doctors don't believe he should.
Emery went through bone-graft surgery last April. More than a year after a puck hit his spine and fractured a vertebra, Langkow returned to play on April 1.