Kovalchuk closer than ever to Montreal?

Kovalchuk plus près que jamais de Montréal?

Supporters of the Canadian hoping the return of forward Ilya Kovalchuk to Montreal the next season may see their wish come true.

According to the network Sportsnet, the veteran 36-year-old will sign a contract with several bonuses as free agent with the Habs. However, the journalist Eric Engels has not identified the source of this information, adding, however, that the probability of seeing the Russian in the quebec metropolis are very high.

Kovalchuk has accepted an agreement valid until the end of the campaign with the Canadian on the 3rd of January, a few weeks after the Los Angeles Kings had terminated his covenant precedent. The player before was then passed on to the Washington Capitals just before the trade deadline in the national hockey League.

In 2019-2020, he totalled 10 goals and 16 assists for 26 points in 46 parts.

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