GEICO SportsNite has reaction after the Devils’ 2-1 loss to the Canadiens, as Johan Hedberg and Ilya Kovalchuk give their thoughts on the defeat.
GEICO SportsNite has reaction from David Clarkson and Ilya Kovalchuk after the Devils beat the Flyers last night.
Devils coach Pete DeBoer has named Bryce Salvador as captain of the Devils.
Patrik Elias and Ilya Kovalchuk are the alternate captains.
GEICO SportsNite has reaction from Lou Lamoriello, Travis Zajac, and Peter DeBoer after Zajac signed an eight-year extension with the Devils.
GEICO SportsNite takes a look at the Devils and how they’re preparing for a shortened season, including Ilya Kovalchuk’s return to the team. The clip includes practice footage as well as David Clarkson talking about opportunities for others to step up in place of Zach Parise.
GEICO SportsNite covers the Devils as they begin to move on from the departure of Zach Parise. Bryce Salvador, Martin Brodeur, and Peter DeBoer talk about the challenges ahead.
10:53AM: Devils beat writer Tom Gulitti spoke with Bill Daly and he confirmed that the KHL will honor the agreement between the two leagues and Kovalchuk will return to the Devils.
9:16AM: Genadi Boguslavski tweeted “Kovalchuk will play today in Kazan. Some sources close to SKA say he could stay in Russia”
Bob McKenzie of TSN reported on twitter that there have been rumors of Kovalchuk staying in Russia, but he hasn’t been able to confirm them.
The Devils told McKenzie that they haven’t heard any news about Kovalchuk not returning to New Jersey.
Darren Dreger of TSN spoke with NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly who said “we have no reason to believe the KHL will let them play. It would be inconsistent with our agreement with them.”