Corey Perry Owes the Chicago Blackhawks Money Due to His Termination

Published December 4, 2023 at 9:27

Getting fired is one this, finding out you owe the company money after you got canned is a whole other kick in the face.

According to a new report from TSN's Chris Johnston, Corey Perry actually owes the Chicago Blackhawks money after his contract was recently terminated. He has an option to file a grievance with the players union, and may just use it.

According to Johnston, Perry was owed $1 million dollars on his $4 million dollar contract this season for playing 25 percent of it. At issue is the fact that Perry has already received $2 million as a signing bonus.

"Perry has 60 days to decide if he wants to file a grievance via the NHL Players' Association. The matter remains under review, according to a union spokesman. Should he elect to go that route, it would be an exercise in preserving his earning power."

"Perry is entitled to keep approximately $1 million of his $4 million salary after spending roughly 25 percent of the season on the Blackhawks roster prior to having his contract terminated, which means he technically owes money back to the organization because he received a $2 million signing bonus over the summer."

According to Johnston, Perry has the right to go all the way to an independent arbitrator if that's the route he wants to take. Given what's at stake, it seems like a real possibility.

Perry's one-year deal with Chicago was terminated in November after an incident involving a staff member on the road. Neither side has said exactly what happened.

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Corey Perry Owes the Chicago Blackhawks Money Due to His Termination

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