Corey Perry with the Edmonton Oilers
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Oilers head coach rewards Corey Perry with latest roster move

Published April 2, 2024 at 3:03 PM

The Edmonton Oilers took advantage of a nebulous situation to sign Corey Perry, a veteran who will play an important role in the playoffs.

The team led by Connor McDavid had taken the same gamble a few years ago with Evander Kane. Kane was a key player for the Oilers in the playoffs, and they have taken the same chance with the seasoned professional, Corey Perry.

After a divorce and a special situation with the Blackhawks, Corey Perry was released. With the NHL's agreement, he had the opportunity to sign with any team in the league.

The Edmonton Oilers showed strong interest. They brought Perry in mainly for his playoff experience. The former Montreal Canadien is starting to make his place with this Alberta team.

Perry has even received an important promotion.

"Corey Perry is wearing a white jersey today, a jersey reserved for players used in the top two lines, at morning practice. Foegele with the blue jersey of 3rd and 4th line players." - Tony Brar, Edmonton journalist

This means that the Oilers want to give Corey Perry a very important role in view of the playoffs. While some believed across the NHL that his career was over after his misadventure with the Blackhawks.

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Oilers head coach rewards Corey Perry with latest roster move

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