Canadian ice hockey professional, Corey Perry, is facing an unconditional suspension from the Chicago Blackhawks. Cited as a result of unacceptable conduct, the suspension violates the terms of his standard player contract and the club's internal rules designed to foster a professional and safe working environment.
Unconfirmed Rumors and Internal Investigation
Perry, who had recently signed a one-year contract with the Blackhawks, was rumored to be embroiled in a scandal involving the mother of fellow hockey player, Connor Bedard. However, these rumors were dismissed as inaccurate and distasteful by the Blackhawks' general manager, Kyle Davidson.
Other Updates in Ice Hockey
In other news, Slovak player Juraj Slafkovsky demonstrated potential during the preseason but faced obstacles following an injury to his teammate, Kirby Dach. Jack Hughes of America set a record with the New Jersey Devils, scoring 25 points in the NHL season's first 15 games. Joe Pavelski became the oldest player in Dallas Stars/Minnesota North Stars history to achieve a seven-game point streak. Anthony Beauvillier was transferred from Vancouver to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for a conditional fifth-round pick in the forthcoming draft.
Events in AHL and NHL
Over in the AHL, a highly anticipated match between Martin Chromiak and Patrik Koch did not materialize as Chromiak was absent. In the NHL, two Slovak players went head-to-head in a match, with a third Slovak player sitting out as a healthy scratch. A noteworthy victory was secured by Arizona, featuring Slovak forward Milos Kelemen, against Tampa Bay Lightning, with Erik Cernak playing for the losing side. John Hynes marked a successful debut as the coach of Minnesota Wild, ending a seven-game losing streak by defeating St. Louis.
Amateur Football and Tipos Extraliga
Shifting focus to amateur English football, Chells Rovers' Charlie Unwin scored a spectacular goal with a backheel, leading his team to a 5-4 victory. In the Tipos Extraliga, HK 32 Liptovsky Mikulas ended a four-game winless streak with a victory over HC Slovan Bratislava, aided by a hat-trick from Aurel Nauš. Another match saw HK Dukla Trenčín triumph over HC Košice.