NHL Rumors: Canadian Team "Checking In" On Free Agent Corey Perry

The Edmonton Oilers, led by General Manager Ken Holland, are closely monitoring the situation surrounding free agent Corey Perry, according to Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal and Lyle Richardson.

Perry recently had his contract terminated by the Chicago Blackhawks due to unacceptable workplace conduct, which has piqued the interest of several NHL teams, including the Oilers.

Ken Holland has a track record of considering players with off-ice issues, as evidenced by his successful signing of Evander Kane.

While the Oilers are checking in on Corey Perry as a potential addition to their roster, any potential move would depend on various factors, including Perry's completion of substance abuse treatment and the outcome of the investigation into his contract termination by the Chicago Blackhawks.

The 19-year veteran was off to an impressive start, before the incident that led to his release by the Blackhawks, scoring four goals and nine points over the first 16 games of the season.

Perry's extensive NHL experience, playoff performance history, and leadership qualities make him an intriguing prospect for the Oilers, and his potential signing remains a subject of ongoing evaluation and consideration. Photo Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports