The incident occurred less than three minutes into Wednesday’s Winter Classic game. After Ellis shot the puck into the Stars end from the blue line, Perry followed through with a hit and struck Ellis in the head with his elbow.
Ellis was down on the ice for a brief time before being helped off and taken to the locker room. He did not return to the game with what the team described as an upper-body injury.
Perry received a game misconduct penalty after officials reviewed the replay.
No further details on Ellis’ status moving forward have been made available by the team at this time.