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Ilya Kovalchuk Signs With Devils Instead Of Heading West To Kings

Ilya Kovalchuk, the prize of the 2010 NHL free agency class, will remain with the Devils, the team announced on Monday. It was rumored that the Kings had the upper hand on signing Kovalchuk, but the three-time All-Star ultimately decided to stay in New Jersey. The details of the new contract are not yet available.

The Devils will host at 1 p.m. ET press conference on Monday to officially announce the news.

Kovalchuk, 27, is twice a 50-goal scorer, and tallied 85 points last season.

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