Done Deal-ya: Kovalchuk returns (Via NJ Devils)
Big decisions take time, but Ilya Kovalchuk has made up his mind: he’s coming back to the Devils.
Since the free agent signing period began on July 1, almost every day brought new speculation on where the two-time 50-goal scorer might be headed. One of the most coveted unrestricteds in history, Kovalchuk finally ended the suspense Monday, following the Devils’ announcement that he’s staying in the Garden State. A 1 p.m. press conference will be held Tuesday at Prudential Center.