DALLAS - Anaheim right wing Corey Perry, who led the club in goals during the regular season but missed the last six weeks after a freak leg injury, started Game 4 of a first-round series against the Dallas Stars on Thursday night.
Perry hadn't played since March 6, when the tendon above his right knee was lacerated by the skate of Colorado goalie Jose Theodore.
Fellow right wing Rob Niedermayer did not make the trip to Dallas for Thursday night's game, remaining home with concussion-like symptoms. He also missed Game 3.
Coach Randy Carlyle did not rule out Niedermayer returning during the series. Game 5 is Friday.