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Corey Perry apologizes to Blackhawks, seeks professional help

An update to a story everyone in Chicago was talking about.

Corey Perry has apologized for “inappropriate and wrong” behavior that led the Chicago Blackhawks to terminate his contract this week.

“I would like to sincerely apologize to the entire Chicago Blackhawks organization, including ownership, management, coaches, trainers, employees, and my teammates. I would also like to apologize to my fans and my family. I feel embarrassed, and I have let you all down,” Perry said in a statement released to the media Thursday.

Perry, 38, was placed on unconditional waivers Tuesday for the purposes of terminating his contract. The Blackhawks called Perry’s behavior “unacceptable” and said it violated both the terms of his contract and internal organizational policies that are “intended to promote professional and safe work environments.”

Chicago Blackhawks general manager Kyle Davidson said the decision to terminate Perry’s contract was the result of an internal investigation into “a workplace matter” involving the veteran forward.

Perry said he’s seeking professional help for substance abuse.