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Ilya Kovalchuk | Winger | #17

Team: New Jersey Devils
Age / DOB:  (34) / 4/15/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 230
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 1 (1) / ATL

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It's possible that Ilya Kovalchuk will end up returning to the NHL, but not play for the New Jersey Devils.
Kovalchuk got out of his contract with New Jersey by retiring and then signing with a KHL squad, so if he wants to return to the NHL then he has to sign with the Devils. However, New Jersey would be allowed to sign him and then immediately trade him to another club. Such a move could make sense for both sides as the rebuilding Devils might not be able to make proper use of the 34-year-old forward and likewise, Kovalchuk's preference is likely to play for a team in win-now mode at this stage of his career. Plus a sign-and-trade could provide the Devils with some valuable assets that they otherwise wouldn't get if Kovalchuk doesn't return at all. He can't sign until July 1 at the earliest, so this situation will remain on hold for at least a little while longer. May 26 - 10:16 AM

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2009NJ 7641448510531215004290.141
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