Montreal Canadiens captain Nick Suzuki and former Chicago Blackhawks forward Corey Perry
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MAJOR: Corey Perry on His Way Back to the Montreal Canadiens?

Published January 11, 2024 at 9:26

The saga of Corey Perry at the end of 2023 was certainly the most outlandish story of the year.

Now that he is free as a bird after having his contract terminated by the Chicago Blackhawks, the 38-year-old veteran could be making a return to the game soon.

According to the latest reports about him, he has officially been given permission to sign with any team after meeting with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman.

"Corey Perry is officially authorized to sign with any team of his choice after meeting with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman according to Elliotte Friedman." - Via DailyFaceoff Fantasy

Therefore, we should expect an announcement of a signing for Perry to possibly occur by the trade deadline.

"I can confirm that Corey Perry is eligible to sign with any NHL team as a free agent after his contract was terminated by the Blackhawks on November 30.

He must sign before the trade deadline, March 8, to be eligible for this year's playoffs." - Chris Johnston, TSN

Could we witness a return of Perry to Montreal? With the fact that Kent Hughes has freed up a contract by losing Gustav Lindstrom to waivers, this opens the door to this possibility, especially since he enjoyed his short stint with the Canadiens.

He still had good hockey to offer this year before his contract ended, accumulating nine points in 16 games.

Moreover, it is worth recalling that he had maintained an excellent relationship with the young leaders of the club, namely Cole Caufield and Nick Suzuki.

January 11   |   297 answers
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