It's all quiet on the Kovalchuk front this Sunday. However, Mark Everson of the New York Post has done some speculation. If the NHL were to accept the Devils' latest offer (rumored to be $100M/15 years), the Devils would have to shed $3M in cap space to fit Ilya's contract.
Therefore, trades will have to be made. Here are some players that could be traded to accommodate Kovalchuk's contract—
- Bryce Salvador
- Dainus Zubrus
- Jamie Langenbrunner
- Patrick Elias
- Brian Rolston
Gregg Krupa of the Detroit News is reporting that Maltby could re-sign with the Wings as early as next week. The veteran forward has been in talks with other teams, but rejoining the Wings is his top choice.