A second chance for Corey Perry? A return for the forward is still possible, according to Chris Johnston

Published December 3, 2023 at 4:26 PM
BY DAVID ST-JEAN

Corey Perry is currently without a contract for obvious reasons, as he is taking care of his mental health and addressing his alcohol addiction.

It's worth noting that the actions he took, while not made public, are not of a criminal nature, and the NHL has not suspended him. It's at the discretion of teams to sign him, somewhat similar to the situation with Evander Kane a few years ago.

According to Chris Johnston, several teams are inquiring about the circumstances surrounding the incident, and it's possible that one of them may give him a second chance. Perry must be signed before March 8th, or he won't be eligible to participate in the playoffs.

"According to my information, there might still be a path to the NHL for Perry." - Chris Johnston



As mentioned earlier, if Evander Kane has signed with a team after what happened, and Milan Lucic is still under contract with the Bruins despite allegations against him, why couldn't Perry also have a second chance?

It will depend on his motivation to make a comeback, in my opinion, but don't be surprised if a team takes a shot. After all, Perry is still, even at 38, quite a hockey player, and his addition to a contending team would be significant.

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