Elliotte Friedman Gives Massive Update On Corey Perry Situation

Published November 30, 2023 at 11:42

The Chicago Blackhawks officially severed ties with seasoned NHL forward Corey Perry earlier this week, citing his involvement in conduct deemed unacceptable and in violation of policies promoting professional and safe work environments.

The team's response?

It's evident that Perry made a significant error. Specifics regarding the incident remain undisclosed. What is known is that last week, Perry parted ways with the Blackhawks due to what the team terms an 'organizational decision.'

According to the latest insights from Sportsnet's NHL insider Elliotte Friedman, Perry now has a 60-day window to contest the contract termination. If successful, he stands to receive his $4 million salary, albeit without a return to the Blackhawks.

Friedman's recent 32 Thoughts column for Sportsnet provides further details:

Corey Perry cleared waivers Wednesday afternoon, leading to the Chicago Blackhawks terminating the remaining portion of his one-year, $4-million contract. The next 60 days offer Perry an opportunity to contest the decision, potentially restoring his financial compensation.

However, the NHLPA's involvement hinges on Perry's agreement. Notably, the fate of his salary won't dictate a return to the Blackhawks – that door is firmly shut.

In a media session earlier this week, GM Kyle Davidson clarified that Perry's contract termination is unrelated to rumors surrounding Perry and Connor Bedard's mother, Melanie Bedard.

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