Forward of St. Petersburg SKA Ilya Kovalchuk does not exclude that can return to the National hockey League (NHL) after the termination of the existing contract with CSKA, which expires at the end of April 2017. This is stated in an interview forward official website of the KHL.

“We’ll see. It can be. Why not? We will consider all options for a career, – said Kovalchuk, answering the question whether he had thoughts about returning to the NHL. Now I have a contract that I am obliged not just to work, and with my head held high”.

Recall that in 2013, Kovalchuk left the NHL, giving up the contract for $ 77 million. This transition is one of the biggest in the history of the difficult relations between the two leagues.

In early November, the member of Board of Directors SKA Alexander Medvedev has declared that the club is negotiating with Kovalchuk on a contract extension, there are good preconditions for the conclusion of a new agreement.

Kovalchuk also said that he would like to play for team Russia at the First channel Cup, however last word remains for the coaching staff headed by Oleg Znarka, which recently featuring Ilya not uses.

“For the national team you always want to play. This is a huge honor. Whatever you were, you great pleasure to come to this atmosphere. With the team now playing a lot of young guys, and I hope to God they all turned out”, – quotes Kovalchuk “R-Sport”.



Ilya Kovalchuk did not rule out his return to the NHL 09.11.2016

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