Corey Perry, during his time in Tampa Bay
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Ex-NHLer John Scott walks back recent comments about Corey Perry

Published January 24, 2024 at 4:32 PM

The headlines around the NHL on Wednesday are all over the place. Of course, the primary story of the day is the police in London, Ontario have asked 5 players from the 2018 Canadian World Junior hockey team an opportunity to turn themselves in to face very serious charges stemming from an incident that had occurred at a gala following the team's 2018 World Junior Championship gold medal win.

This should certainly remain the focus for everyone within the hockey community, but there are some secondary storylines out there that have taken interesting turns on Wednesday, including one involving Corey Perry.

On a recent episode of his "Dropping the Gloves" podcast, former NHL enforcer John Scott came forward with some allegations surrounding Perry's dismissal in Chicago, stating that Perry had become intoxicated and made inappropriate advances at an NBC employee.

The comments created quite the buzz, however, Scott has since retracted those comments in a public statement on his personal social media accounts.

"On my podcast this week I made a false and misleading statement regarding former Blackhawk Corey Perry. It was an off-the-cuff remark that is completely unfounded and not true. It was a poor choice of words and I'll try to be more careful in the future." - John Scott on his recent comments regarding Corey Perry

Perry had his contract terminated in Chicago back in November, but neither Perry nor the Blackhawks have divulged any of the details surrounding the termination of his contract, leaving the entire thing shrouded in mystery.

After Scott's retraction, I doubt we'll ever really know what happened unless either the Hawks or Perry himself decides to reveal the details.
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Ex-NHLer John Scott walks back recent comments about Corey Perry

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