Kovar has signed a PTO with the Bruins.
Kovar signed with the Islanders this offseason but his contract was terminated after he wouldn’t report to Bridgeport (AHL). Instead of returning to the KHL, Kovar is practicing with Providence (AHL) on Thursday and could make his way to the Bruins if all goes well.
The Islanders placed Jan Kovar on unconditional waivers for the purpose of terminating his contract.
Kovar signed with the Islanders this summer after spending the last five years in the KHL. Kovar did not make the team out of training camp and was sent to Bridgeport (AHL). Kovar refused to report to Bridgeport, so the Islanders will terminate his contract and he will likely return to the KHL.
The Islanders have signed Jan Kovar to a one-year deal worth $2M.
Kovar has spent the last five seasons in the KHL, where he collected 286 points (97G / 189A) in 285 games. Kovar is coming off of his worst season with Magnitogorsk Metallurg but had a lot of interested NHL teams before picking the Islanders. The 5-foot-11, 216 lbs. 28-year-old forward has a good shot to play in the Islanders top-6 after John Tavares left for Toronto.