Chicago Blackhawks to terminate forward Corey Perry for ‘unacceptable’ conduct


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Tuesday, November 28, 2023 7:28PM

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CHICAGO (WLS) — The Chicago Blackhawks announced their intent to terminate Corey Perry’s contract for “unacceptable” conduct.

In a statement released Tuesday afternoon, the team said Perry “engaged in conduct that is unacceptable, and in violation both of the terms of his Standard Player’s Contract and the Blackhawks’ internal policies intended to promote professional and safe work environments.”

They did not offer any further details about that conduct or violations.

The team said Perry has been placed on unconditional waivers, and if he clears the waivers his contract will be terminated immediately.

The team did not offer any further details and Perry’s agent has not yet commented on Tuesday’s announcement.

The 38-year-old veteran forward hasn’t played since he skated for almost 15 minutes during a 3-2 loss to Buffalo last Sunday. He was a healthy scratch for Wednesday night’s 7-3 loss at Columbus and Friday’s 4-3 victory over Toronto.

Perry’s agent, Pat Morris, said in a statement Saturday that it was the player’s decision to leave the Blackhawks.

“Corey Perry has stepped away from the Chicago Blackhawks to attend to personal matters. Corey and his family appreciate privacy at this time,” Morris wrote.

Perry signed with the Blackhawks as a free agent after playing with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Associated Press and ESPN contributed to this report

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