Nearly two months after his catastrophic departure from the Chicago Blackhawks, Corey Perry is eligible to return to play.

According to Sportsnet insider Elliotte Friedman, Perry met with National League Commissioner Gary Bettman on Tuesday.

Before this meeting, his status was unclear. The Blackhawks removed him from the roster on November 22, without specifying the reasons, before terminating his contract a week later, citing “unacceptable conduct”, which violated his contract as well as the internal policies of the Blackhawks aiming to promote “a healthy and professional work environment.”

No further details have emerged as to what Perry was accused of. At a press briefing, Hawks GM Kyle Davidson, however, assured that the actions in question did not involve other players “or members of their family”.

Perry then posted a message of apology and spoke about his drinking problems.

The 38-year-old veteran had 9 points (4 goals, 5 assists) in 16 games when the Blackhawks cut him from the team.