Devils Ilya Kovalchuk Out With Lower Body Injury
PHILADELPHIA (WFAN/AP) – Devils forward Ilya Kovalchuk is will not suit up for Game 2 againts the Flyers on Tuesday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
According to Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello, Kovalchuk will remain in New Jersey.
Kovalchuk is listed as day to day. He has three goals in eight playoff games. He led the Devils with 37 goals and 83 points this season.
The Devils say Kovalchuk was injured in the first-round series against Florida. The Devils won Games 6 and 7 of that series in overtime, to set up this matchup with Philadelphia. It was Kovalchuk’s first series win of his career.
The Flyers lead the Devils 1-0 after a 4-3 overtime win in Game 1 Sunday. Kovalchuk was a minus-2 and had no shots on goal in the loss.
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