Devils winger Ilya Kovalchuk did not speak with the media today. He was, according to a team spokesman, getting therapy.
It is assumed the therapy was physical. There were no further details, other than to say the right winger would join the team at some point as it heads to Philadelphia for Game 2 against the Flyers.
Kovalchuk did not have a shot on goal in Game 1 against the Flyers. Although he had his moments in the first round against the Florida Panthers, it was obvious he was dealing with an injury that could be a leg muscle.
But the second round against the Flyers did not start well. Coach Pete DeBoer was asked how he thought Kovalchuk played.
"I think the answer to that is pretty clear. Pretty obvious," DeBoer said.
"It's never for lack of effort with Kovy. You look around the series and great players go through stretches where things aren't working for them and then everything is working for them. You just have to work your way through it."
Kovy gets treatment for mysterious injury.