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NHLPA Could File A Grievance Over Perry's Blackhawks Termination

Published February 2, 2024 at 4:38 PM
BY MATT
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman had his media availability on Friday during the NHL All-Star weekend. One of the topics that came up revolved around tenacious winger Corey Perry.

Bettman revealed that the newest Edmonton Oiler Perry has a grievance pending with the Chicago Blackhawks over his contract being terminated back on Nov. 30. However, it has yet to be filed.

Bettman expressed in a media conference Friday,
«I don't have any problems with what the Blackhawks did.»
Deputy commissioner of the NHL Bill Daly, indicated that the league sides with the Blackhawks franchise on the matter but the NHLPA might believe otherwise.

Per the CBA, the player, or the National Hockey League Players' Association, has 60 days to file a grievance. The league and the NHLPA agreed to extend the deadline for Perry to file, as the previous deadline was last week.



The Chicago Blackhawks terminated Perry's contract on Nov. 30, 2023, following an incident that involved a lot of alcohol with both team employees and corporate partners in the vicinity.

Perry has taken steps to address his mental health and alcohol use issues. The 38 year old signed signed a one-year deal with the Oilers on January 22nd. He suited up for one game, a 4-1 victory versus the Nashville Predators. Perry had two shots on goal in 12:44 of ice time.

The Oilers have won a franchise record 16 straight games and will look to match the all-time NHL mark of 17 when they return from the break on Tuesday, Feb. 3 against the Vegas Golden Knights.
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