Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 10/17/09 at 11:22 PM ET
from CBC Sports,
A decision by Atlanta forward Ilya Kovalchuk on his future is coming soon.
The impending Thrashers free agent will decide in the next few weeks whether he will re-sign with the club or choose to test free-agency, according to analysts Pierre LeBrun and Elliotte Friedman on Hockey Night in Canada’s Hotstove segment on Saturday.
“That could happen in the next couple of weeks. [There are] a lot of positive feelings coming out of Atlanta,” LeBrun said. “But there’s a team in the [Kontinental Hockey League] … that I think would love to get its hands on him.”
That team is Russia SKA Saint Petersburg, operated by KHL president Alexander Medvedev. If Kovalchuk moves back to Russia, it would be the biggest coup so far for the fledging super-league.
added 10:33pm, Also discussed on the Hotstove was the salary cap for next season may be flat or go down around 1M. Also discussed Marc Savard is a UFA on July 1, 2010 and rumors are out he is headed to Toronto.
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