KOVALCHUK TO SIGN SEVEN-YEAR, $60M DEAL WITH DEVILS

According to a report, it appears that Ilya Kovalchuk is on the verge of re-signing with the New Jersey Devils.

The New York Post is reporting that the unrestricted free agent, who played the final 27 games of last season with the Devils, is going to sign a seven-year, $60 million contract with the team as soon as Monday.

The Los Angeles Kings dropped out of the running for Kovalchuk on Sunday, while the New York Islanders have also indicated some interest in the Russian sniper.

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