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
During negotiations over a new CBA, which would prevent the NHL from going into a third lockout in the past two decades, the fighting between the wealthy and the ultra-rich has not hit the brakes. When one-percenters argue about whoShow More Summary
With Zach Parise gone, the New Jersey Devils must find a way to win games without their former captain. Ilya Kovalchuk is a powerful forward, but with Parise in the lineup, it gave him some leeway to make mistakes. With Parise headed...Show More Summary
In a year where they could have, and probably should have yielded one of their first-round draft picks to the NHL as a result of the initial Ilya Kovalchuk contract, the Devils instead decided to draft an old nemesis' son. Stefan Matteau,...Show More Summary
When the New Jersey Devils are brought up in conversation, all of the well-known players such as Martin Brodeur, Ilya Kovalchuk and Patrik Elias are mentioned. However, one fairly new player will be spoken about just as much in the upcoming years. Show More Summary
If freshly acquired forward Rick Nash proves to be the New York Rangers’ answer to Ilya Kovalchuk, Nash's new employers should be set to rebound from their late May loss to Kovalchuk’s Devils and make the next playoff stride. One ofShow More Summary