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Well, it’s about that time of year again. You know, when the “Ilya Kovalchuk returns to the NHL” machine gets revved up. So over the weekend, Elliotte Friedman and our old friend Tom Gulitti gave us this little gem:
@FriedgeHNIC said Ilya Kovalchuk wants to return to NHL and he can either play for Devils or needs approval of all teams to play elsewhere.— Tom Gulitti (@TomGulittiNHL) April 23, 2017
The first round of the playoffs has concluded. As we get ready for the second round, here is your schedule:
The Kings have hired John Stevens as their new head coach. [Puck Daddy]
Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson has been playing with two hairline fractures in his heel. [Puck Daddy]
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