“Kovalchuk will not play in world Cup hockey

Forward Ilya Kovalchuk will not take part in the world championship in Denmark, reported the press service of Federation of hockey of Russia (FHR).

“Forward Ilya Kovalchuk will not be able to participate in the world championship in Denmark. A joint decision between player and team staff associated with a busy season in the KHL and participation in Olympic games”, – stated in the message.

Ilya Kovalchuk became the Olympic champion in the composition of the national team, winning gold of the Games in 2018 in Pyeongchang. The last few seasons at club level, he defended the colors of SKA St. Petersburg. And after the team was eliminated from the Gagarin Cup, announced the decision next season to return to North America.

The 2018 world Cup in Denmark will be held from 4 to may 20.

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