Details Revealed on Why the Blackhawks Terminated Corey Perry

After the rumors were running wild throughout the hockey world this week, it sounds like there's finally been some clarity in the Corey Perry situation out of Chicago. Blackhawks GM Kyle Davidson called the rumors about family members on the team disgusting and disturbing and frankly, you can't believe everything you read on the internet.

ESPN's Emily Kaplan and Ryan Clark shed some light on what actually transpired in Chicago and had this to say in their report:

Davidson said the team was first notified of the allegations last week when the Blackhawks were in Columbus, Ohio, on Wednesday to play the Blue Jackets. Sources told ESPN's Emily Kaplan that Perry indeed traveled with the team to Columbus last Tuesday, a day before the game, and an incident occurred that day involving a team employee. Davidson said Perry, who did not play in the team's 7-3 loss, was "immediately pulled" from the game once the Blackhawks were notified, and at that point, the club began an investigation. Perry had initially taken a leave of absence from the team, with Davidson telling reporters on Saturday the decision to send him away from the team was made by management. Perry's agent, Pat Morris, said in a statement that same day that it was Perry's decision to leave the Blackhawks.

Davidson addressed those rumors in his opening statement. He said the incident did not involve any players or their family members. "Anything that suggests otherwise or anyone that suggests otherwise is wildly inaccurate and, frankly, it's disgusting,"

Perry signed a one-year deal for $4 million, which included a $2 million signing bonus. The 38-year-old will be free to sign with any team of his choice, but the jury is still out if there's going to be interest in adding Perry after more details start to surface on what actually went down in Chicago.

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