Well so much for Ilya Kovalchuk signing a deal by yesterday.
Jay Grossman via Twitter: Kovalchuk’s choices have been narrowed down, nothing finalized, but no announcement tonight (Monday night).
Tom Gulitti via Twitter: Heard that Atlanta could be back in on Kovalchuk. Not confirmed.
John Shannon via Twitter: Confirmations that Atlanta is not part of Kovalchuk options.
Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: Kovalchuk’s options appear to be the New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, and the SKA St. Petersburg of the KHL. The Los Angeles Kings are completely out of the running. Lou Lamoriello may be feeling the pressure to win now as Martin Brodeur is 38-years old.