Oilers forwards David Perron, Jesse Joensuu close to return

Oilers winger David Perron says unless the team starts gaining points, it can find itself in a hole...

Oilers winger David Perron says unless the team starts gaining points, it can find itself in a hole too steep to climb out of. (USA TODAY Sports)

DEREK VAN DIEST, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:19 PM ET

David Perron found a quiet spot in a Philadelphia restaurant to watch the Edmonton Oilers play on Thursday.

The Oilers winger flew in to catch up with the team and is expected to be in the lineup Saturday afternoon when they take on the Philadelphia Flyers.

“They looked at me weird when I asked them to put on the Tampa Bay, Edmonton game,” Perron said. “But they have NHL Center ice package for a reason I guess.

“It was pretty quiet in there and it ended up being pretty good. I had a meal there and came back to the hotel after the game.”

Perron has been out of the lineup for the last four games with a sore neck and back. He stayed behind in Edmonton to receive treatment and skated on his own before flying out to join the club.

On Friday, Perron took part in a brisk practice with the Oilers at the University of Pennsylvania.


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