Ilya Kovalchuk will be out of game 2 against the Philadelphia Flyers. He has be listed as day to day. Yesterday he was not with the team due to going to therapy for an injury that was sustained in the first round against Florida. They are calling it a lower body injury. Tim Sestito is in Philadelphia with the team but DeBoer is unsure if he will take Kovalchuk’s spot in the lineup.
It was obvious in recent games that Kovy has not been 100%. This certainly will make things harder for Coach Pete DeBoer when it comes to line combinations. Hopefully this is not a serious matter for Kovalchuk. The Devils need him to be 100% if they want to beat a very tough Philadelphia Flyers team.