Corey Perry's future has been conclusively determined.

Published November 29, 2023 at 2:56 PM
The Chicago Blackhawks have officially terminated Corey Perry's contract following his successful clearance from waivers on Wednesday, placing him in the pool of unrestricted free agents.

Perry's placement on waivers was prompted by an internal investigation that revealed behavior considered "unacceptable and in violation of policies intended to promote professional and safe work environments." Insider Chris Johnston verified that Perry has a 60-day period to challenge the Blackhawks' decision, should he opt to do so.

The scenario in Chicago grew intricate after Perry's most recent appearance for the Blackhawks on November 19 versus the Buffalo Sabres. On November 22, he was unanticipatedly sidelined during the game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, with the team attributing it to a stated reason.

"Organizational decision."

Speculation circulated suggesting Perry's absence might have been connected to an alleged relationship with teammate Connor Bedard's mother, Melanie, arising from the team's trip involving players' mothers. Nonetheless, general manager Kyle Davidson promptly dismissed these rumors, labeling them as unfounded.

"Wildly inaccurate and frankly, disgusting."

After being obtained from the Tampa Bay Lightning in the summer, Perry agreed to a one-year, $4-million deal with the Blackhawks. Throughout his initial season with Chicago, he recorded four goals and five assists in 16 games. Across his distinguished 1,273-game NHL journey, Perry amassed 421 goals and 892 points, representing the Ducks, Dallas Stars, Montreal Canadiens, Lightning, and presently, the Blackhawks. The imminent query persists: what lies ahead for Corey Perry?

Source: Bruins Insider
November 29   |   95 answers
Corey Perry's future has been conclusively determined.

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