NHLPA Steps In: Corey Perry's Legal Battle with the Blackhawks Takes a major turn

Published February 4, 2024 at 6:07 PM
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NHLPA Steps In: Corey Perry's Legal Battle with the Blackhawks



Corey Perry's stint with the Chicago Blackhawks was short-lived, lasting only 16 games before the team terminated his contract due to an undisclosed off-ice incident. The nature of the incident remains a mystery to the public.

Following an NHL investigation, Perry was cleared to return to the league and swiftly signed with the Edmonton Oilers under the management of Ken Holland.

Now, the NHL Players' Association (NHLPA) and Perry are gearing up for legal action against the Chicago Blackhawks. The union has been granted an extension to file a grievance against the team, a move that signals their intent to challenge the termination decision.


In a tweet by Elliotte Friedman, it was revealed that the league supports Chicago's decision, but the union, led by the NHLPA, is determined to appeal. The extension granted to file the grievance extends the window for Perry and the NHLPA to contest the termination.

While the specifics of Perry's actions in Chicago remain unclear, he firmly believes that his contract termination was unwarranted. Using the union as a legal platform, Perry aims to challenge the decision and file a grievance before any precedents are set by Kyle Davidson and the Blackhawks.

Legal proceedings have advised Perry to remain silent on the matter, and his grievance, for now, is shrouded in confidentiality. If successful, Perry stands to recoup a substantial portion of his $4 million contract in compensation.

In the meantime, Perry has taken proactive steps, seeking assistance from a professional counselor and making efforts to make amends for any known past actions.

Despite the legal battle, Perry is keeping his eyes on the ultimate prize Lord Stanley's Cup with the Edmonton Oilers, where his journey continues.
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