Latest Update on Corey Perry's Next Contract

Corey Perry is looking to sign a contract for another Stanley Cup Playoff run. The veteran pest has been deemed eligible by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and contract talks have kicked off with a number of teams. Every insider in the league has confirmed there's been a ton of interest in Perry since everything went down in Chicago.

TSN/The Athletic's Chris Johnston recently commented on Perry's future in the latest episode of the Chris Johnston show and had this to say:

Anywhere from 4-to-5 teams, depending on who you trust, that have interest in Corey Perry. And I do think you'll see him back in the league.

Perry had put up nine points in 16 games with the Blackhawks before 'everything' went down. With 124 points in 196 Stanley Cup Playoff games, his experience and understanding of what it takes to win when the games matter most is something interested teams are drooling over. The fact he's going to sign for less than $1 million also is very appealing as cap space is hard to come by these days.

Johnston goes on to mention he does feel Perry winds up signing with a Cup contender, and at this point is unsure exactly who the favorites are. Johnston mentions some teams are looking for forward depth including the Boston Bruins, Colorado Avalanche, Vegas Golden Knights, Dallas Stars, Vancouver Canucks, and Edmonton Oilers.

Perry's decision is expected to come sometime before the All-Star Game in a couple of weeks.

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