Following an internal investigation, the Chicago Blackhawks said Tuesday they have placed veteran winger Corey Perry on unconditional waivers for the purposes of terminating his contract.

Perry had initially taken a leave of absence from the team. Blackhawks general manager Kyle Davidson told reporters Saturday that the decision to send Perry away from the team was made by management. Perry's agent, Pat Morris, said in a statement that same day that it was Perry's decision to leave the Blackhawks.