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ILYA KOVALCHUK RUMORS

Report: Kovalchuk not going to China or NHL, will stay with SKA St. Petersburg

With the KHL set to expand into China, reports suggested that former New Jersey Devils forward Ilya Kovalchuk would join the team in 2016-17. Those reports are apparently false, as Kovalchuk told Aivis Kalnins of One Puck Short that he’s going to honor his contract with SKA St. Petersburg. “I have a contract with SKA for one more season,” Kovalchuk said. “It will be a pleasure...
Via Puck Drunk Love
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ilya Kovalchuk to join Chinese KHL expansion team

Former New Jersey Devils forward Ilya Kovalchuk is set to join the KHL’s Chinese expansion team next season, reports Gabrielle T-F of AFP news agency. Sources tell Russia media that Ilya Kovalchuk is leaving SKA St Petersburg to join the KHL's expansion team in China next season. — Gabrielle T-F (@gabrielletf) March 24, 2016 Kovalchuk had a trying year with St Petersburg...
Via The Comeback
March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Kovalchuk rejoins KHL club, ending NHL return rumors

After rumblings that Ilya Kovalchuk split from SKA St. Petersburg of the KHL, the Russian forward rejoined the team for Game 1 of their second-round playoff matchup against Dynamo Moscow, putting a quick stop to the rumors that he’d be returning to the NHL. .@hcSKA captain Ilya Kovalchuk is back for the @khl Western Conference Semi's against @dynamo_ru @khl_eng pic.twitter.com...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 07, 2016  |  Discuss

The Latest: Kovalchuk could still make Russia's team

MOSCOW (AP) The Latest on the World Cup of Hockey roster announcements (all times local): --- 4:55 p.m. Russian Hockey Federation president Vladislav Tretiak says former New Jersey Devils winger Ilya Kovalchuk could still play at the World Cup despite missing out on Russia's 16-man roster. Kovalchuk has played for Kontinental Hockey League team SKA St. Petersburg since walking...
Via Associated Press
March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

How Would the New Jersey Devils Feel About an Ilya Kovalchuk Reunion?

The rumors of Ilya Kovalchuk returning to the NHL have seemingly been around since he left the New Jersey Devils prior to the 2013-2014 season, with 13 years and $77 million remaining on his contract.  So when the rumors surface again, as the traded deadline nears, most will just brush them off.  However, Kovlachuk’s current situation is very unique. It was reported on Wednesday...
Via The Sports Journal
February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ilya Kovalchuk scores no-look goal

By David Rogers Here’s a reminder that Ilya Kovalchuk is still really, really good. Russia was competing against Belarus during the World Hockey Championships and Kovalchuk scored a pretty awesome goal without even looking at the net. Kovalchuk drifted in and completely had the defense believing he was going to pass. One slick wrister later, Kovalchuk tallied a nifty goal and...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Kovalchuk Starts Off Strong Russian Period, Lead Slovenia 3-0

Just two days after taking down Norway 6-2 to start the tournament, the Russians began game two against Slovenia with a quick 3-0 lead after a period of play. The Russians were off to a slow start in comparison to their first game, scoring their first two goals today 36 seconds apart instead of 19 seconds apart like on Friday. Regardless, both goals didn’t look so great for 21...
Via The Hockey House
May 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Devils GM squashes Ilya Kovalchuk rumors

Have you heard the new batch of rumors swirling around Ilya Kovalchuk? Summarized, it reconnects the New Jersey Devils with Kovalchuk in the very near future. The odds are extremely poor that it would ever happen, but that hasn’t prevented the rumors from persisting. Kovalchuk returning for the 2014-15 season is basically impossible and would require the consent of all of the other...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Kovalchuk's First Year Back

One of the big stories, perhaps the biggest, involving the KHL in the Summer of 2013 was the return to the league of Ilya Kovalchuk.  The New Jersey Devils star unexpectedly announced his retirement from the NHL, and signed a contract only a day or so later with SKA St. Petersburg, with whom he had spent time during the NHL's 2012-13 lockout and where he was promptly handed the...
Via Puckrant.com
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Russia's Ilya Kovalchuk misses practice to rest

Ilya Kovalchuk missed Russia's final practice before the qualification round. Russian hockey coach Zinetula Bilyaletdinov told reporters Monday that the forward was resting and not injured. Kovalchuk missed the final minutes of the second period in Sunday's win over Slovakia after appearing to hurt his right ankle. He returned and played in the preliminary-round game, scoring in...
Via Associated Press
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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