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BREAKING: Disgraced Forward Set To Go To War Against The Chicago Blackhawks

Published January 23, 2024 at 1:23
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Corey Perry, the newest member of the Edmonton Oilers, remains tight-lipped regarding the termination of his contract with the Chicago Blackhawks.

Perry's contract, initially valued at $4.5 million, was terminated after an off-ice altercation involving alcohol with a team employee. It now appears he will be appealing it, in a multi-million dollar contract appeal as Perry will be repped by the NHL players association, according to Elliotte Friedman 'the expectation is that they will do so'.

When asked about the possibility of appealing the move with the NHLPA against the Blackhawks for wrongful termination, Perry responded:

"I'm not going to talk about it right now."



This non-committal response suggests that an appeal may be on the horizon, as a straightforward denial was not provided, and Elliotte Friedman reveals it very well likely is.

The incident leading to Perry's contract termination occurred in late November, prompting a leave of absence and an internal investigation by the Blackhawks. The veteran forward's contract was terminated after it was revealed that his actions were deemed "unacceptable" and in violation of both his Standard Player's Contract and the team's internal policies.

In a statement released on November 30, Perry issued an apology to the Blackhawks, fans, and his family, expressing a commitment to working with mental health and substance abuse experts to address his struggles with alcohol.


However, Perry refrained from delving further into the details surrounding his departure from Chicago during his introduction as an Oiler on Monday.

Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman and Jeff Marek discussed the situation on a recent episode of 32 Thoughts: The Podcast. According to Friedman, the NHLPA has a one-week window to appeal the termination, and Perry is expected to be represented by the union in this appeal.

«I was talking about this on Sunday with a couple agents and a player, and they felt very strongly that the Players' Association has to either get a settlement or appeal it,» Friedman said. «And the expectation is that they will do so.»
Said Friedman

Perry, when questioned on Monday about his intentions regarding the appeal, chose not to provide additional insights, stating, «I'm not going to talk about that right now.» We will see how this unfolds as there is one more week, but it sounds like Perry is going to war with the Blackhawks.

Source: Sportsnet
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