NHL: Kirill Kaprizov back in U.S., David Perron hurt by Blues, and more

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Apr 10, 2021; St. Louis, Missouri, USA; Minnesota Wild left wing Kirill Kaprizov (97) controls the puck against St. Louis Blues left wing David Perron (57) in the second period at Enterprise Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Le-USA TODAY Sports

The Kirill Kaprizov situation that alleged he bought a falsified Russian military ID card in 2017 has come to a positive close.

According to a new report by Michael Russo of The Athletic, Kaprizov is back in the United States and will be arriving in Minnesota on Tuesday.

Kirill Kaprizov back in the U.S.

Kaprizov, 25, recorded 108 points in 81 games to follow up a Calder winning rookie season. He’s entering the second year of a 5-year deal with an AAV of $9 million.

It turns out that the reports regarding the military ID card has been contradicted.

The allegations that Kaprizov bought a fraudulent military ID card appear to have largely been refuted. Kaprizov is a student of the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, which allows him to defer his military obligations. But it’s unclear if Kaprizov was able to exit Russia because the Wild got him his U.S. work visa or if his representatives were able to get him another military deferment in Russia.

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David Perron hurt by Blues

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Jan 23, 2022; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; St. Louis Blues goalie Ville Husso (35) and forward David Perron (57) and forward Oskar Sundqvist (70) celebrate their victory against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena. St. Louis won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Bob Frid-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Red Wings gave forward David Perron a new two-year deal with an AAV of $4.75M when free agency opened on July 13.

However, the winger truly believed that he was going to be staying in St. Louis with the Blues. The team that drafted him in the first round of the 2007 Draft. A place he called home for 11 out of his 15 years in the NHL to date.

“I’m still in a little bit of shock that it didn’t work out, just kind of the way the years went,” Perron said. “I guess if you see my performance declining or something, then you’re like, ‘Maybe there’s something there.’ That’s still like raw to me. I had to let some of the dust settle and I guess I still have to let that happen.”

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Perron admitted to Jeremy Rutherford that he declined an offer last summer wanting more term. There’s been conflicting reports that he turned down a two-year deal, but a source claimed it was just for one. After helping win a Stanley Cup back in 2019, Perron felt he deserved a little more respect than that offer.

“I just felt like that was going to be an easy extension to get done over the summer,” he added. “I wasn’t going to be crazy. I just wanted something where I felt respected.”

The 34 year-old recorded 57 points in 67 games with the Blues last season.

Bruins sign Brett Harrison

The Boston Bruins have signed Brett Harrison, their third round pick from the 2021 Draft to a three-year, entry-level contract on Monday. The deal comes with a cap hit of $859,167.

Harrison, 19, registered 61 points in 65 games for the Oshawa Generals of the OHL last season. He added four goals and three assists in six playoff games.