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As already reported “Soviet Sport”, on Tuesday an independent arbitrator found 17-year contract Ilya Kovalchuk with the “New Jersey” at 102 million dollars in illegitimate because of attempts to circumvent the collective agreement.. And the striker once again became a free agent. А So, again, a chance that Kovalchuk will continue career in Russia. В питерском СКА. In St.Petersburg SKA.

Kovalchuk arrived in Russia, carries out his personal affairs, began to train, – said yesterday the correspondent of “Soviet Sport” agent hockey player Yuri Nikolaev. – I, like Elijah, who learned of the decision not to ratify the arbitration of its contract with New Jersey only Tuesday. . So now we have to carefully examine this situation.

You have already met with Ilya?

No, just talking on the phone.. The fact that I’m not in Moscow. His mood was completely normal.

Chairman of the Board of Directors of SKA, Alexander Medvedev went with you the link?

From the CAS had already called, but Alexander and general manager of the club Andrew Tochitskii.

What are the options offered to CSKA?

- All at the discretion of Kovalchuk: any – from year to eight years. . I love that as CAS has taken a solid position at the beginning of negotiations, both her and stands. Regardless of what happens in America. I am impressed by how the leadership of the club behaves in the negotiation process. . Very consistent. . No one is trying to blackmail us. There is a position – “your choice”. If you want something to change – please, at least in one direction, at least in another. . This is very flexible and correctly.

- In addition to CCA, from CHL to you no one else is treated?

– Нет. – No.

– - It all depends on how you will negotiate with the new NHL?

- I can not say, because it simply did not know. . We briefly discussed Ilya case, but the subject of negotiations until they started to develop.

. – We do not abandon that proposal, which did Kovalchuk before – confirmed the interest of SKA to the player Andrei Tochitskii.

- The proposed duration of the contract – from one to eight years?

- Yes.

- We believe that after signing contracts with Maxim Afinogenov and Denis Comb the club has left very little room under the salary cap. … If at all left …

. – If we have exceeded the ceiling of salaries, the league will pay “tax on luxury” according to the regulations.

- By your personal feelings, Kovalchuk in principle interested contract in Russia?

- If there was no interest, then the whole story with his new contract from the outset would not have been such a difficult and long.. So, I think, the interest was. . Another question – how it is stored now.. But this is better to ask himself Elijah or his representatives.
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