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Corey Perry close to signing with Stanley Cup Contender







Corey Perry's name has been on the rumor mill ever since it was announced by the NHL that he would be able to return to the league after briefly being cut by the Chicago Blackhawks back in November.


Now, there is a clear frontrunner in the Corey Perry sweepstakes according to multiple insiders.


For Perry to be eligible for the 2023-24 playoffs, he will have to sign with a new team before the March 8 deadline. Multiple teams have expressed interest in acquiring the future Hall-Of-Famer.





Oilers inch closer to signing Perry


According to various sources, including Chris Johnston and Frank Seravalli, the Edmonton Oilers are leading the race to sign Perry. The Oilers, being Stanley Cup contenders this season, could be a desirable destination for the Stanley Cup champion.





Edmonton would be a great fit for Perry, who is looking to make one last run at the cup before his retirement. The Oilers have been red hot as of late, winning 11-straight games and pulling themselves out of the basement and back into a playoff spot.





Perry will become a huge asset of any team looking to make a run at Lord Stanley's cup this year.


The 38-year-old had four goals, nine points in 16 games with the Chicago Blackhawks before having his contract terminated.


All initial rumors involving Perry and Bedard's family have been denied by the Chicago Blackhawks, and what we know from the Statement Perry released was that he was seeking help for alcohol abuse, and the reason behind the termination was due to unacceptable conduct linked to alcohol consumption.





Once a decision is made, this will be Perry's sixth team since leaving the Anaheim Ducks behind in 2018-19.


Perry made three straight Stanley Cup Finals appearances, once with the Dallas Stars (2019-20), Montreal Canadiens (2020-21) and Tampa Bay Lightning (2021-22). In all three situations, his team came out unsuccessful in clinching the Stanley Cup.






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