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Kovalchuk will play today in Kazan. Some sources close to SKA say he could stay in Russia #Devils
this is starting to freak me out that we still havent heard at all from Kovy and all those rumours and how he said he'd stay in russia a few months ago
this would be a catastrophe if he does
I've heard Kovalchuk rumors (staying in RUS?) but not able to confirm. NJD told me they "haven't heard (Kovy) isn't coming back."
So gist of all that is Kovalchuk stuff is just rumors right now. May very well turn up in NJ but many hearing he might not.
This would be like crossing the streams. It would be bad.
He'd be walking away from $80 million, a house in Florida and house in Alpine, not to mention not being able to return to the US since he'd no longer have a work visa.