ST. LOUIS - David Perron was already en route from his home in Sherbrooke, Quebec, to St. Louis when news broke of a possible deal to end the NHL lockout early Sunday morning.
"I was probably on my phone updating Twitter 50 times in one hour," Perron said. "It was a real exciting time to know I wasnt going to drive for no reason."
Perron and the rest of his Blues teammates have either made their way to St. Louis or are scheduled to arrive in the next few days in advance of training camp officially opening this weekend.
"I was going to drive down here anywhere (Sunday) to get down and train with the guys and hopefully it was going to settle soon," Perron added. "Maybe a half an hour after I left (at 4 a.m.), I saw that they were still meeting and possibly something was going to work out.
"Im glad I started leaving right away because I get a few days ahead of everyone to get some training."
The Blues have held a number of informal workouts this week at their practice facility at ...