The Chicago Blackhawks waived veteran forward Corey Perry on Tuesday for the purpose of contract termination after conducting an investigation that they say led to findings of “unacceptable conduct” that violated both his contract and team policy. Perry cleared waivers the next day and has been released.
Blackhawks general manager Kyle Davidson held a press conference on Tuesday about the move. In that media availability he declined to provide any further details about the reasoning for Perry’s termination.
Perry himself has now released a statement on Thursday that shines a little more light on the situation.