Corey Perry's agent fires back at the Chicago Blackhawks.

Corey Perry's agent fires back at the Chicago Blackhawks.

Statement from Corey Perry's agent contradicts the statements made by Blackhawks GM Kyle Davidson.

Jonathan Larivee

There appears to be a breakdown in communication between the Chicago Blackhawks and veteran National Hockey League star Corey Perry.

On Saturday, Blackhawks general manager Kyle Davidson spoke to the media about the unexplained disappearance of Perry from the Blackhawks roster and implied that Perry's absence had been one motivated by a team decision. This raised even more questions about the mysterious disappearance of the former Hart Trophy winner and Stanley Cup champion, but now Perry's agent is speaking out.

Shortly following the statement issued by Davidson, NHL insider Elliotte Friedman reported on a statement issued by Pat Morris of Newport Sports Management, the agent who currently represents Perry. The statement from Morris would appear to be a direct contradiction of the comments made by Davidson earlier today regarding the motivations behind Perry's current absence.

"Corey Perry has stepped away from the Chicago Blackhawks to attend to personal matters," said Morris in the statement. "Corey and his family appreciate privacy at this time."

The truth of the matter likely falls somewhere in the middle, stay tuned for more on this developing story.