Ilya Kovalchuk RUMORS & NEWS

  • Ilya Kovalchuk reportedly still seeks return to NHL, and here are three likeliest suitors

    CBS Sports "Talk of a return to the NHL by ex-New Jersey Devils star Ilya Kovalchuk has heated up as the expansion draft and free agency draw near. Reports out of Russia have indicated Kovalchuk might stay in the Kontinental Hockey League, but Devils general manager Ray Shero cited assurances from..." June 17

  • Ilya Kovalchuk still interested in returning to the NHL

    Sportsnet "Any hopes of former New Jersey Devils forward Ilya Kovalchuk returning to the NHL are still alive and well, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. “There were reports this week that Ilya Kovalchuk would stay in the KHL and not come back to North America,” Friedman said during Saturday..." June 04

  • Could Ilya Kovalchuk make sense for Detroit Red Wings?

    Detroit Free Press "A year after seeing their most dazzling player depart for the KHL, could another superstar seeking a return to the NHL interest the Detroit Red Wings? There’s buzz in the hockey world that Ilya Kovalchuk wants to come back to the U.S. four years after splitting for his native Russia. Kovalchuk..." May 10

  • New Jersey Devils confirm Ilya Kovalchuk wants to return to NHL

    Sportsnet "Let the games begin. As reported by Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman on April 22, Ilya Kovalchuk has his sights set on an NHL return next season. This was confirmed on Tuesday by the team to beat reporter Andrew Gross, saying general manager Ray Shero had spoken to Kovalchuk’s agent about coming..." May 09

  • Ilya Kovalchuk Wants Sign-And-Trade To NYC Or Florida

    Pro Hockey Rumors "As reported last week, Russian veteran forward Ilya Kovalchuk, who has played the last four years in the KHL, wants to return to the NHL next year. The 34-year-old wing now says he would like a sign-and-trade out of New Jersey, according to the New York Post’s Larry Brooks. It was also tweeted by..." May 01

  • New Jersey Devils plan to reach out to Ilya Kovalchuk about an NHL return

    The Comeback "Is Ilya Kovalchuk planning on returning to the NHL? We may soon find out. As rumors have been swirling regarding the 34-year-old’s interest in making an NHL comeback, the New Jersey Devils are planning on reaching out to Kovalchuk’s agent. Devils GM Ray Shero discussed in an interview prior to..." April 30

  • Ilya Kovalchuk wants to return to NHL (with Devils or not)

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Montreal Canadiens fell short against the New York Rangers, but the series put the spotlight on Alex Radulov‘s great return to the NHL. What if an even bigger name came back from the KHL next season? Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports that Ilya Kovalchuk wants to come back to the NHL,..." April 23