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Surprising Contender Officially Ruled Out On Corey Perry

Published January 19, 2024 at 6:52 PM

Amidst speculation surrounding veteran forward Corey Perry's eligibility to sign with other teams, following a meeting with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, potential destinations for the free agent are generating buzz. Perry, whose one-year, $4 million contract was terminated by the Chicago Blackhawks in November 2023, faces a crucial deadline – needing to sign before March 8 to be playoff-eligible this year.

Rumors hint at a return to Canada, with the Edmonton Oilers emerging as front-runners for Perry's services. While some teams have expressed interest, insider Frank Seravalli dismisses the Toronto Maple Leafs from the equation, eliminating other Canadian teams not in playoff contention.

Despite a controversial exit from Chicago, Perry remains in good standing, making him an attractive prospect for contenders seeking an experienced addition before the trade deadline. This could potentially mark a positive turnaround from the messy termination fueled by reported inappropriate conduct and alcohol-related issues.

In the mix for a postseason push, Perry's on-ice prowess could prove invaluable for a team eyeing playoff success. However, the latest indications suggest Toronto might not be the stage for Perry's next chapter, leaving fans to speculate on the veteran forward's potential impact as the trade deadline looms.

Perry's performance in Chicago, tallying four goals and five assists in 16 games this season, adds further intrigue to the unfolding narrative surrounding his future in the league.
January 19   |   823 answers
Surprising Contender Officially Ruled Out On Corey Perry

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