Corey Perry's Oilers debut confirmed

He's inching closer to making his debut.



The news that had been reported over the weekend has now become official - veteran forward Corey Perry has inked a contract with the Edmonton Oilers shortly after being told by Commissioner Gary Bettman that he was eligible to return. 

Perry joins an Oilers team that is on an absolute tear, having won 15 straight games to not only set a franchise record but to set a new NHL Canadian franchise record for most wins by a team north of the border. 

Tomorrow night, the Oilers will return to the ice at Rogers Place against the Nashville Predators looking to make it 16 straight wins. And by all indications, it looks as though Perry will be making his Oilers debut. According to Tony Brar, he'll be skating on a line with Dylan Holloway and Ryan McLeod. 

In the 16 games that he played with the Blackhawks prior to his contract termination, he scored four goals with five assists. 

“This is a passionate fan base, it’s an exciting town and an exciting time for the Oilers organization,” Perry said. “You look around that room and you have some pretty tremendous players in Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, Darnell Nurse and the list goes on.”

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