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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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Kovalchuk spent a lot of time in the trainer’s room after tonight’s game, but insisted he was fine from the collision with Jack Skille 9:00 into the third period that took his legs out from under him.

Kovalchuk has been playing banged up over the last couple of games but probably plays through his likely groin injury. Should he miss any time, we will be sure to let you know.

Source: Fire & Ice 11/22/11, 6:25 am EST

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“It feels pretty good and I think I’m going to take warm-up tonight and we’ll make a decision then,” Kovalchuk said. Kovalchuk said he’d have a better idea of whether he’ll play after his pre-game nap this afternoon.

Kovalchuk wants in for tonight's game and may get his wish if he skates well in warmups. Check back before game time for an official decision.

Source: Fire & Ice 11/15/11, 9:16 am EST

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