After 13 months and 97 games, David Perron is ready to lace up the skates once again.
The St. Louis Blues announced today that Perron, the 23-year-old right-winger, will be on the ice when the Blues take on their division rival Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday. Perron suffered a concussion on Nov. 4, 2010 after being hit by Joe Thornton of the San Jose Sharks and hasn't played since.
Perron was first cleared for physical activity on Sept. 26, and began full-contact workouts on Nov. 19.
Before the hit, Perron had scored five goals in 10 games. He's got 53 goals and 131 points in 135 NHL games.
The Blues play the Colorado Avalanche tonight in Denver.