Ilya Kovalchuk is coming back! So ... how good is he?

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Ilya Kovalchuk is coming back! So ... how good is he?
Ilya Kovalchuk is coming back! So ... how good is he?

Greg Wyshynski ESPN Ilya Kovalchuk is returning to the NHL after leaving for Russia's Kontinental Hockey League in 2013 and is one of the most coveted offensive stars on the unrestricted free agent market. How did we get here, where is he going and what's left in the tank for the 35-year-old? Here's an FAQ on the Kovalchuk Derby. Q: Refresh our memories: Why did Kovalchuk leave? A fair question, since July 2013 was 13 Marvel Cinematic Universe movies ago. Kovalchuk had just completed his 11th NHL season, having spent parts of the first eight with the Atlanta Thrashers (RIP) before moving on to the New Jersey Devils. He was one of the NHL's most prolific goal scorers in that span, with 417 tallies

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