Edmonton Oilers announce big decision for game 6 regarding Corey Perry

Julien Trekker
May 18, 2024  (11:18)

Corey Perry of the Edmonton Oilers in a press conference.
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The Edmonton Oilers have announced a big decision for game 6 against the Vancouver Canucks about the veteran forward Corey Perry.

The renowned insider Frank Seravalli shared that Kris Knoblauch, the Oilers head coach, decided to remove Corey Perry from the line up and replace him with Adam Henrique, who's getting ready to make a comeback after an injury forced him to miss most of the series against the Canucks,
Here's what Seravalli reported:
"We'll see what develops this morning, but the belief is these are the changes for #Oilers:

Stuart Skinner starts Game 6.

Adam Henrique in for Corey Perry.

Not written in sharpie, some things to sort out this morning."
Since the playoffs started, Henrique has scored two points (one goal and one assist), while Perry couldn't write his name on the scoresheet.
Perry, who's been successful in the playoffs his whole career, struggles a lot more than he did in the past. However, it's important to note that he doesn't get the same kind of workload in Edmonton. Before joining the Oilers, he scored most of his points in the powerplay unit, but doesn't get to play in those occasions with the Oilers.
It's quite disappointing for the Oilers to see Perry struggle. However, despite being very useful and productive in recent years, he doesn't have the same role as he used to. He had most of his success playing on the powerplay, but in Edmonton, isn't on the ice in those occasions.
Do you think the Edmonton Oilers made the right decision by replacing Corey Perry by Adam Henrique in the line up?