NHL, NHLPA, Blackhawks reach settlement on Perry contract termination

Corey Perry #90 of the Edmonton Oilers practices for the first time with his new team at Rogers Place. (Andy Devlin/Getty Images)

The NHL, NHLPA and Chicago Blackhawks have reached a resolution on Corey Perry’s contract termination.

Perry’s contract was voided on Nov. 29, following a team investigation that determined he “engaged in conduct that is unacceptable and in violation of both the terms of his standard players’ contract and the Blackhawks’ internal policies intended to promote professional and safe work environments.”

He met with commissioner Gary Bettman in early January and signed with Edmonton on Jan. 22. 

No grievance was ever filed.

While exact details of the settlement are unknown, the key in this case is it cannot be used as precedent in any future termination conversations. The players’ association wanted to make sure guaranteed contracts will be protected as much as is possible.

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