Thirty-year-old Devils star Ilya Kovalchuk will "retire" from the NHL, most likely to return to Russia and the KHL. It's a big day for CapGeek. Read more...
It was my friend Kyle who brought it up to me first. When he said it, a light went on in my head. It illuminated something obvious. Ilya Kovalchuk is never seeing the end of that ridiculous contract. This article isn't a Kovalchuk-bashing session. Show More Summary
New Jersey Devils forward Ilya Kovalchuk was one of six NHL players named to Russia’s world hockey championship roster on Tuesday.
Ilya Kovalchuk went down with a shoulder injury March 23 in a game against the Florida Panthers. The New Jersey Devils have not won a game since. Over the 0-3-4 span, the team has scored more than two goals just once. The Devils have fallen out of the playoffs and sit two points behind the Rangers and Islanders for the final spots. Show More Summary
Martin Brodeur returned to his hallowed place between the pipes for the New Jersey Devils one week ago, and it could not have come at a more pressing time. A shoulder injury has rendered winger Ilya Kovalchuk to the sidelines, and he joins Dainius Zubrus and Alexei Ponikarovsky to form a full line of injured top-six forwards. Show More Summary
According to Tom Gulitti, Ilya Kovalchuk's MRI today showed no further damage to his injured shoulder and the winger is expected to miss 2-4 weeks. Devils say MRI on Kovalchuk's shoulder didn't show anything different than the X-ray, so 2-4 week projection for his recovery remains same. Show More Summary
Ilya Kovalchuk, the New Jersey Devils' star right-winger, left Saturday night's game against the Florida Panthers with a shoulder injury. According to The Bergen Record (h/t Katie Strang of ESPN), it was revealed today that, while x-rays are negative, Kovy will still miss somewhere between two and four weeks. Show More Summary
New Jersey Devils star winger Ilya Kovalchuk left Saturday evening's game against the Florida Panthers with a right shoulder injury. NHL.com staff writer Mike Morreale broke the news on Twitter: Kovalchuk led with his right shoulderShow More Summary
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.