There hasn’t been a lot of change on this front. Kovalchuk remains an UFA and the New Jersey Devils are still hoping to work out a contract with him. He also supposedly talked to the KHL, but it doesn’t look like he is headed over there.
Devils General Manager Lou Lamoriello is not commenting on the situation until a deal is reached.
The End of Elias?
The Sporting News recently reported that Devils left winger Patrik Elias could be moved to sign fellow winger Zach Parise to a long-term deal.
Elias is under contract with New Jersey until 2013 for $5 million a year. His contract was the longest handed out in franchise history, until Kovalchuk’s now-void deal was signed.
Parise will be a RFA after this season and will make $5 million.