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Oilers sign Perry to $775K deal plus bonuses, waive Erne


The Edmonton Oilers officially signed forward Corey Perry to a one-year contract with an average annual value of $775,000 plus performance bonuses on Monday.

To make room on the roster, the Oilers placed forward Adam Erne on waivers. The 28-year-old winger has one goal and an assist in 23 games with Edmonton this season. 

TSN's Ryan Rishaug reports Perry, who will wear No. 90 with the Oilers, did not take line rushes early in Monday's skate with Edmonton. He did later sub in on a line with Derek Ryan and Ryan McLeod. 

According to CapFriendly, Perry can earn an additional $325,000 in performance bonuses with the Oilers, which would count against to next year's salary cap. Perry will earn $225,000 upon playing in 10 games with the Oilers this season, while an additional $100,000 can be earned through the Oilers advancing through the second and third rounds of the playoffs with Perry in the lineup. 

Perry’s contract with Chicago Blackhawks was terminated on Nov. 30 after he “engaged in conduct that is unacceptable, and in violation of both the terms of his Standard Player's Contract and the Blackhawks' internal policies intended to promote professional and safe work environments."

After a slow start to the season which saw the firing of head coach Jay Woodcroft, the Oilers have been the hottest team in the NHL over the past month and are currently on a 13-game win streak. 

Perry, 38, had four goals and five assists in 16 games with Chicago this season. He was acquired via trade from the Tampa Bay Lightning in June in exchange for a seventh-round pick, signing the one-year, $4-million contract with the Blackhawks soon after.

In 1,273 career NHL games, the Peterborough, Ont., native has 421 goals and 892 points split between the Anaheim DucksDallas StarsMontreal Canadiens, Lightning and Blackhawks.

Perry won the Hart Memorial and Maurice “Rocket” Richard trophies in 2011. He also helped the Ducks win the franchise’s first Stanley Cup in 2007 as a second-year player. 

Perry was selected 28th overall pick in the 2003 NHL Draft by the Ducks.