Edmonton Oilers' defenseman in a fight against Winnipeg Jets' Brenden Dillon,
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Darnell Nurse fought to defend Corey Perry after a humiliating play

Published March 27, 2024 at 10:08

The Edmonton Oilers' defenseman Darnell Nurse engaged in a fight last night to defend his teammate Corey Perry after a humiliating play.

The veteran stepped in after Jets' Brenden Dillon landed a major hit on Perry.

Darnell Nurse drops the gloves with Brenden Dillon after a dangerous hip check on Corey Perry

In last night's game, Perry received a big hit from Dillon that sent him flying in the Jets' bench.

Check out the hit here:

Right after, Darnell Nurse dropped the gloves to avenge his teammate.

Watch the full fight here:

Corey Perry is already a leader for the Edmonton Oilers

While Perry signed a contract with the Edmonton Oilers only two months ago, but it's safe to say that he's already an appreciated and respected player in the locker room.

Nurse's response to the hit is commendable. Stepping in for teammates is crucial at this point of the season.

Earlier in the game, Perry also dropped the gloves, against the Jets' 6′7″ defenseman Logan Stanley.

Perry, 38, continues to show that he can play a valuable role in an NHL team. Drafted 28th overall in 2003 by the Anaheim Ducks, he's currently playing his 19th season in the League. His offensive performance aren't what they used to, but he finds other ways to contribute and help his team.

Source: Oilers Daily - Nurse shows Oilers and Perry his loyalty after big fight
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