Found January 22, 2013 on Fox Sports Florida:
MONTREAL (AP) -- Alex Kovalev once said he hoped to play hockey until he is 50. The smooth right wing winced a little when reminded of it Tuesday, suggesting he now finds the idea unlikely. However, he isn't ruling it out. And after Kovalev earned three points for the Florida Panthers on Saturday in his first game back in the NHL following a season in Russia, the soon-to-be 40-year-old forward certainly hasn't lost any enthusiasm for the sport. "I was laughing the other day with my sons and my wife that I'm playing with a kid (Jonathan Huberdeau) who wasn't born when I won the Cup," Kovalev said. "Maybe I'll get a chance to play a couple of games with my sons. "I love playing this game. I would love to play as long as I can, but if it comes to the point where I can't keep up any more or play at this level, then there's no reason to be out there wasting my time and someone else's time. At this point, I'm still in good shape. I w...
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