Ilya Kovalchuk in uniform with the Canadian on Monday night against the Jets

Ilya Kovalchuk en uniforme avec le Canadien lundi soir face aux Jets

Ilya Kovalchuk to his first training session with the Canadian, Brossard, Sunday

January 6, 2020 14h31


Ilya Kovalchuk in uniform with the Canadian on Monday night against the Jets

The canadian Press


MONTREAL – The attacker Ilya Kovalchuk will make his debut in the uniform of the Montreal canadiens on Monday night at the Bell Centre to face the Winnipeg Jets.

The news was confirmed by the team after the morning workout.

Kovalchuk has resulted in the first trio, in the company of Phillip Danault and Tomas Tatar. He has also participated in the exercises in numerical advantage within a wave supplemented by Jesperi Kotkaniemi, Jordan Weal, Max Domi and Shea Weber.

The veteran Russian, a 36-year-old has agreed a contract to two parts of a season and $ 700,000 US on Friday.

After facing the Habs on November 9 at the Bell Centre, Kovalchuk no longer has donned the uniform of the Los Angeles Kings. His contract was then terminated on 17 December and his training since that race in Miami.

Selected at the top of the NHL draft by the Thrashers in Atlanta in 2001, Kovalchuk has accumulated 436 goals and 423 aids in 897 parts in the circuit Bettman with the Thrashers, the New Jersey Devils and the Kings.

The adventure of california Kovalchuk in his return to North America after five campaigns in the continental hockey League (KHL) has been an end in the tail of a fish. After having amassed 16 goals and 18 helpers in 64 outings last season with the Kings, Kovalchuk has been limited to three goals and six helpers in 17 parties this fall.

It happens in Canada, while five attackers find themselves on the injured list, or Jonathan Drouin, Brendan Gallagher, Joel Armia, Paul Byron and Matthew Peca.

The Canadian has lost its last five games (0-4-1).

Furthermore, defender Christian Folin has not been claimed for the runoff and has been demoted within the Rocket of Laval, in the american hockey League.

Folin, who is 28 years old, has played in only five games with the Canadian this season and has amassed a help. Its last release dates back to 19 October.

The Canadian had sent in his club-school by November so that it keeps the shape. He has participated in seven parts, with the Rocket without blackening the score sheet.

Acquired from the Philadelphia Flyers in the company of Dale Weise on 9 February last, in return, Byron Froese and David Schlemko, Folin had signed a contract extension one season and US $ 800,000, on the 18th of April.

In 233 games in the NHL with the Wild in Minnesota, the Los Angeles Kings, the Flyers and the canadiens, Folin has tallied seven goals and 36 assists.

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