Recommendation: Kovalchuk's committed to playing in Sunday's KHL All-Star Game, but he will fulfill his contract with the Devils, though it sounds like he may not join the club until Wednesday. With NHL teams expected to open their shortened six-day training camps Sunday, Kovalchuk may miss the first three days of camp.
Update: Kovalchuk said Friday that he will travel back to the United States on Jan.15, the Record's Tom Gulitti reports.
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