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Kovalchuk (ankle) will return to the Kings lineup on Saturday.

Kovalchuk was originally expected to miss four weeks bu will return less than three weeks after undergoing a procedure on his ankle. Kovalchuk’s return to the NHL got off to a nice start, scoring five goals and nine assists (14 points) in his first 14 games but went pointless in 11 games before getting hurt.

Source: Curtis Zupke 12/19/18, 6:13 pm EST

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The Kings have agreed to terms with Ilya Kovalchuk on a three-year, $18.75M ($6.25M AAV) contract.

After five years in the KHL, Kovalchuk will return to the NHL in 2019 with the Kings. Kovalchuk scored 31 goals with 32 assists (63 points) in 53 KHL games last season and carried a 1.1 points-per-game and averaged 50 games played, 23-goals and 32 assists in his six seasons in Russia. The Kings’ first line left-winger ranks 92nd at the position, so Kovalchuk is a huge upgrade, even at 35-years-old. He had 11 goals and 20 assists (31 points) in 37 games during his last NHL season.

Source: Jon Rosen 06/24/18, 2:41 pm EST

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Devils coach Pete DeBoer said this morning that there is still no exact timetable for Ilya Kovalchuk’s return from his right shoulder injury, but he expects he will be back to help the team fight to get into the playoffs.

How many games Kovalchuk will be back in time to play is unknown. He obviously won’t play in Saturday’s home game against Toronto (or Sunday in Buffalo). Forward Steve Sullivan will play, though, for the first time since being reacquired in Wednesday’s trade with Phoenix.

Source: Tom Gulitti 04/5/13, 9:47 am EST

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It is inevitable Ilya Kovalchuk will return to the Devils for at least part of training camp, but the timing of that return from Russia may determine whether the big winger has created any hard feelings among his teammates or management.

Either way, it's good news that Kovy is going to be returning to the NHL despite missing some camp.

Source: Rich Chere 01/11/13, 7:14 am EST

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