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Golden Knights activate David Perron from injured reserve

The Vegas Golden Knights are getting one of their top offensive weapons back. David Perron, who has been on Vegas’ injured reserve list since Nov. 30, has officially been activated and is expected to play in Friday night’s contest against the Nashville Predators, the Golden Knights announced.

Perron was injured in the Golden Knights’ Nov. 24 contest against the San Jose Sharks after taking this dirty hit from Timo Meier.

Meier received no discipline from the league for his hit on Perron. However, he was fined for elbowing Vancouver Canucks defenseman Michael Del Zotto in early November, so at least he’s not totally getting away with his reckless play.

Perron has been an offensive powerhouse this season. In 21 games, the 29-year-old forward has registered six goals and 13 helpers for 19 points. In Perron’s six-game absence, the Golden Knights averaged 2.8 goals per game — a steep drop-off in their season average of 3.44 goals per game.

The Golden Knights will need Perron Friday night as they look to knock off a sturdy Predators team allowing an average of just 2.78 goals per game on the season.