Corey Perry is missing and no one knows what’s going on. The mystery surrounding the Chicago Blackhawks forward has only been amplified by general manager Kyle Davidson’s latest outing, which brings more questions than answers.
“Perry will not be with the Blackhawks until further notice (for the foreseeable future),” simply indicated Davidson, who clarified that this decision comes from the team and not from Perry himself.
However, Perry’s agent said in a statement that his client left the team for personal reasons, which directly contradicts the Blackhawks’ version. A real mess.
Overnight, Perry stopped being seen around the Blackhawks without providing any concrete explanations to the media. After missing the Hawks’ game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday, he was absent from practice on Thursday due to an “organizational decision” by the Blackhawks.
Perry, 38, was expected to play an important role in the Blackhawks locker room this season, notably supporting prodigy Connor Bedard in his rookie season.
He signed a one-year, $4 million contract with the Blackhawks last summer.