Corey Perry out of Blackhawks for foreseeable future

Corey Perry has been away from the Chicago Blackhawks for the foreseeable future in a team decision, despite being a productive player, and the team is not planning to add a replacement for him at this time.

‣ Corey Perry has been away from the Chicago Blackhawks team for the foreseeable future due to an organizational decision
‣ Chicago acquired Perry’s negotiating rights from Tampa Bay and signed him to a one-year, $4M deal to add veteran presence to a young roster
‣ Perry has been relatively productive, collecting four goals and five assists in his first 16 games, but the team is not looking to add a replacement for him at this time


The Chicago Blackhawks have been dealing with Corey Perry’s sudden absence from the team. General Manager Kyle Davidson stated that the veteran will be away from the team for the foreseeable future, clarifying that this is a team decision, not Perry’s to be away from the team. Perry has been more of a supporting cast type of player in recent years with Tampa Bay and Montreal. He has logged a little under 15 minutes a night so far this season and has been productive, collecting four goals and five assists in his first 16 games. With nine points, he sits fourth on the team in scoring.

The team is already missing Taylor Hall, who is scheduled for ACL surgery, and with Perry also out, that’s a decent chunk of their scoring depth, especially on a team that’s the third-lowest-scoring group in the league. However, Davidson indicated that going and adding a replacement is not something he is looking into right now. At this point, getting into any sort of bidding war for one of those players wouldn’t make sense for the Blackhawks who are still clearly in a rebuilding situation but now will be without another key veteran in Perry for a while yet at least. Corey Perry’s situation with the Chicago Blackhawks has been a matter of mystery, with the veteran away from the team for the foreseeable future. Despite not being a typical move for a rebuilding team, Perry’s signing was an indication of the Blackhawks’ desire to add quality veterans to a young roster. Chicago acquired Perry’s negotiating rights back at the draft from Tampa Bay and quickly signed him to a one-year, $4M deal. While Perry’s absence has raised questions, the team indicated that acquiring a replacement is not something they are currently looking into. This decision reflects the team’s focus on rebuilding, as they look to find the right balance in their roster for the future.

Alex Thompson
Alex Thompson
Alex Thompson is a Senior Writer for HockeyMonitor. With a background in Sports Media, Alex joined the team in 2022. He focuses on providing the latest hockey news, game scores, and fresh NHL trade rumors.

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