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Elliotte Friedman Links Corey Perry to the Edmonton Oilers For Potential Signing

Published January 13, 2024 at 2:55 PM

The talk of hockey is where and if Corey Perry will sign another deal. Now, insider Elliotte Friedman has linked the controversial forward to the Edmonton Oilers.

Friedman Reveals that Perry Could Fit With the Oilers

Corey Perry has quickly become a hot commodity since the NHL determined he could return to play this year in the League, should he choose to sign somewhere. However, the details of the incident that led to his termination in Chicago are still murky, and with that comes baggage. It begs the question of whether or not a team would take the chances on the veteran forward.

Now, Elliotte Friedman has revealed that the Edmonton Oilers may be the team that does so, linking Perry and the Oilers as a good fit.

"I wonder about Corey Perry and [the Oilers] that the NHL has basically said that 'we're not gonna have an issue with Perry signing anywhere', I kinda wonder if that would be one of the teams."

The Oilers could potentially use Perry in the bottom six of their lineup, and he would give them the playoff experience that they need. Whether or not they want to take a chance on the veteran is a different story.

Perry Linked to Leafs Right After it Was Determined He Could Return

The Oilers aren't the first team to be linked to Perry, as the Toronto Maple Leafs were reported to have interest in the veteran almost immediately after he was determined eligible to play again this year.

Perry has until March 8th to sign a new contract in order to be eligible for the playoffs. We will certainly have our eye on whether or not someone takes a chance on him.

As seen on Oilers Daily - "Elliotte Friedman reports Oilers are closing in on Corey Perry"
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Elliotte Friedman Links Corey Perry to the Edmonton Oilers For Potential Signing

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