“Kovalchuk will be in the “Rangers”

According to the newspaper “Sport-Express”, the player has reached a preliminary agreement on the transition to the NHL club

– The forward of Petersburg SKA ice hockey club and Russian national team Ilya Kovalchuk has reached a preliminary agreement on the transition in the club of the National hockey League (NHL) “new York Rangers”, said on Monday, “Sport-Express”.

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“The striker will sign a contract only July 1 – opening day of the free agent market in the NHL,” said the newspaper.

According to the publication, the salary of Kovalchuk, the Rangers will be approximately $6 million, and the term of the contract is still in the discussion stage. “The parties are negotiating a two-year or three – year contract,” the newspaper said.

Kovalchuk said about leaving before SKA after defeat from CSKA with the score 2:3. Losing in this game, the St. Petersburg club lost to rival the semifinal series of the Gagarin Cup.

Kovalchuk moved to SKA from the club NHL “new Jersey” in the summer of 2013. In the composition of the St. Petersburg club forward was the winner of the Gagarin Cup. Kovalchuk is a graduate of the Moscow “Spartak”. In 2001, he debuted in the NHL, becoming the became the player “Atlanta”.

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