There is no way to discount the recent slide Ilya Kovalchuk and the New Jersey Devils have been on recently. They have gone 2-4-1 in the past two weeks with a minus nine goal differential during the downswing. A few injuries—the most recent of which has been the aging back of 40-year-old Martin Brodeur — seem to be affecting the chemistry. Show More Summary
Ilya Kovalchuk came to the New Jersey Devils with a reputation as an extremely talented, yet selfish player. Three years later, only the talented part remains. With his play and demeanor during the Devils' run to the Stanley Cup Finals last spring, Kovalchuk not only buried the "selfish" label, he obliterated it. Show More Summary
While the statistics may not show it so far this season, Ilya Kovalchuk will still be the key to the New Jersey Devils future success. Kovalchuk currently has four goals and six assists through the team's first 12 games, ranking him third on the team in points behind David Clarkson and Patrik Elias. Show More Summary
The KHL All-Star Game was more notable for the NHLers playing—Ilya Kovalchuk and Pavel Datsyuk took part after getting permission from their American teams, even after Kovalchuk made comments casting doubt on his intentions to return to the Devils this year. (Lubomir Visnovky wasn't an all-star, but he's still not coming back to the Islanders.) More »
Devils star and Pavel Datsyuk make the highlight reels in the KHL skills competition
Ilya Kovalchuk still has not returned from Russia's Kontinental Hockey League, but do not worry New Jersey Devils fans. He plans to return January 15th, according to Tom Gulitti's Fire and Ice blog. It never was in question, really. Sure, he and other Russian stars like Evgeni Malkin and Pavel Datsyuk love to play in their home country. Show More Summary
Ilya Kovalchuk states he is not in a hurry to leave the KHL and that he wants to play in the league's All-Star Game. New Jersey Devils star forward Ilya Kovalchuk isn't in any hurry to return home. Following a day full of rumors in North...Show More Summary
The nightmarish NHL lockout, in which hockey Armageddon was narrowly avoided, will fade into the past once the deal is ratified by the NHLPA and teams are preparing to open an abbreviated training camp. In anticipation of a possibleShow More Summary
Appearance raises speculation that he might be staying in Russia
New Jersey Devils star forward Ilya Kovalchuk is reportedly considering staying in Russia to play professional hockey instead of returning to the NHL now that the lockout is over, according to Slava Malamud of Russia’s Sport-Express: Kovalchuk says, 'I will need to read the new agreement' before he decides what to do next. Show More Summary
While many NHL players are standing around with their arms crossed, awaiting the end of the current lockout, others, like Alexander Ovechkin and Ilya Kovalchuk, are wasting no time, excelling overseas for European clubs. The latest lockout developments came on Thursday, when the NHL made an offer to the Players' Association. Show More Summary
Goals from Evgeni Malkin and Ilya Kovalchuk brought Russia a 3-1 victory over Finland at their home Euro Hockey Tour stage Sunday to maintain a perfect record.
With the NHL put on hold and no word on when it will return, many hockey fans are struggling to find their fix for the 2012-2013 season. Players like Ilya Kovalchuk and Alex Ovechkin have found a new home in the KHL, but some of the league's best young talent has settled in their organization's AHL affiliate. Show More Summary
New Jersey Devils forward Ilya Kovalchuk is having one of the best seasons of his career, but it's not taking place in any NHL city. Kovalchuk, who signed a deal with SKA St. Petersberg of the Kontinental Hockey League, has been playing at a new level while the NHL handles it's labor dispute. Show More Summary
SKA St. Petersburg lockout star Ilya Kovalchuk scored as his team won 2-0 on home ice against Sibir Novosibirsk to move to the top of the KHL's Western Conference on Thursday.
Three-time All-Star Ilya Kovalchuk is just one of the dozens of NHL players who have moved abroad to play during the lockout. Now at KHL team SKA St. Petersburg, the New Jersey Devils wing delivers a stark warning to NHL team owners about mooted pay cuts for players in an interview with R-Sport.
Many of hockey’s top stars will quit the NHL for rival competitions if the lockout ends with a pay cut, three-time All-Star Ilya Kovalchuk warned in comments to R-Sport on Wednesday.
New Jersey Devils Ilya Kovalchuk headed to Russia to play in KHL -NHL Update Another major name is also on his way to another country to continue playing hockey as New Jersey Devils Ilya Kovalchuk is headed to his native Russia to join the SKA St. Show More Summary
With the expiration of the collective bargaining agreement between the NHL and its player's association on Saturday night, all 30 owners gave commissioner Gary Bettman the ability to lockout the players, which he immediately did. With...Show More Summary
New Jersey Devils Ilya Kovalchuk OK'd by team after Back issues -NHL Update New Jersey Devils have cleared their potential captain, Ilya Kovalchuk, after the veteran forward faced back issues during the 2012 National Hockey League (NHL)...Show More Summary