Corey Perry finds out his fate!

Corey Perry finds out his fate!




Corey Perry’s contract with the Chicago Blackhawks has been terminated as he’s just cleared waivers on Wednesday. He is now an unrestricted free agent.

The Blackhawks placed the veteran forward on waivers yesterday after an internal investigation proved Perry had engaged “in conduct that is unacceptable and in violation of policies intended to promote professional and safe work environments.”
Insider Chris Johnston confirmed that Perry has 60 days to file a grievance against the Blackhawks should he elect to do so.

“The Blackhawks initiated the termination of that contract on Tuesday by placing him on unconditional waivers. That can happen as soon as Wednesday,” Johnston said on Insider Trading last night. “At that point, there’s a chance Perry could have a grievance over this decision. That is something he has 60 days to decide on, and, at this point, it’s too soon to know which way he’ll go.”

It has been quite a messy situation in Chicago that all started when Perry last played for the Blackhawks on Nov. 19 against the Buffalo Sabres . The veteran forward was a healthy scratch on Nov. 22 against the Columbus Blue Jackets for what the team described as an “organizational decision.” It fuelled rumours that, following the team’s trip with players’ mothers, Perry had been involved with teammate Connor Bedard’s mother Melanie. It did not take long for the story to get off the rails though general manager Kyle Davidson put an end to all of the Bedard’s mother rumours, stating that no other players or their families were involved, despite speculation to the contrary. The GM added that anyone who suggests otherwise is “wildly inaccurate” and “frankly, disgusting.”

Perry’s rights were acquired from the Tampa Bay Lightning this summer and he signed his current one-year, $4-million contract with the Blackhawks soon after. He has four goals and five assists in 16 games this season, his first in Chicago.

In 1,273 career NHL games, Perry has recorded 421 goals and 892 points split between the Ducks, Dallas Stars, Montreal Canadiens, Lightning and Blackhawks.

Now, what’s next?

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