Winnipeg Jets forward Mathieu Perreault isn’t happy with the slash he received from Anaheim Ducks star Corey Perry, and not just because it resulted in a broken finger. Not just because he’ll probably lose the nail (gag) on that finger.
No, Perreault believes that the play was dirty, and didn’t exactly shoot down reporters’ comments about Perry’s “reputation” for going over the line.
Illegal Curve has the audio from Perreault’s discussion with the media from Monday, with the “dirty” talk beginning around the 50-second mark. He threw the word around multiple times in discussing the exchange, also noting that he was once teammates with Perry in Anaheim.
For what it’s worth, Perreault didn’t seem too irritated that the league didn’t take action about the slash, reasoning that it’s difficult to judge the impact of a slash in the moment (it didn’t even draw a penalty). That doesn’t mean Perreault is happy about it, mind you.
Footage of the slash wasn’t easy to find, but here’s an overhead shot in GIF form:
The slash happened during last Monday’s 3-2 loss for the Jets against the Ducks. The team’s play one more time (March 30 in Winnipeg), so perhaps there will be some fireworks.