Kovalchuk: 'I Want to Stay in St. Petersburg, but I Have Obligations in NHL'

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Kovalchuk: 'I Want to Stay in St. Petersburg, but I Have Obligations in NHL'
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Well, Ilya Kovalchuk said finally said something definitive today and, though it wasn’t that he isn’t coming back to New Jersey, it wasn’t exactly comforting either. After playing again today for SKA St. Petersburg’s 4-2 win over Salavat Yulaev in Ufa, Russia, Kovalchuk expressed a desire to remain in the KHL for the remainder of the season while acknowledging his contractual obligation to the Devils.

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