Hartnett: Kovalchuk Gives Devils And Fans The Horns Through Faux RetirementC'mon, Ilya. Everyone can see through your disingenuous words and actions. It wasn't difficult for you to leave New Jersey. You took the rubles and ran.
Hartnett: 'Hobbit' Zuccarello Making A Difference In Rangers' Playoff PushMats Zuccarello's overtime-winning shootout goal could go a long way in determining how high the Rangers finish in the Eastern Conference.
Hartnett: Pint-Sized Zuccarello Will Help Address Rangers' Scoring WoesAffectionately nicknamed “The Hobbit” by some, Zuccarello is a gifted offensive talent whose quick-moving legs, remarkable vision and skills on the puck can cause problems for any defense.
Agent: Lubomir Visnovsky Will Report To Islanders By Feb. 11The agent for suspended Islanders defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky says he will report to the team by Feb. 11.
Isles' Visnovsky Remains In Slovakia; Frustration Begins To Brew As Season Nears"(Visnovsky) will not be allowed to play in the KHL without the Islanders' consent," NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said in an email, according to Newsday's Arthur Staple.
Lamoriello Never Had Concerns About KovalchukIlya Kovalchuk will be back in the United States Tuesday and practice with the Devils on Wednesday.
Hartnett: Devils' Kovalchuk Cutting KHL Stay Short; Damage Already Done Ilya Kovalchuk's desire to remain in the KHL must have burned Lou Lamoriello and the Devils up.
Devils Believe llya Kovalchuk Will Return To Team Once Lockout Is Officially LiftedKovalchuk, who signed a 15-year, $100 million contract with New Jersey in 2010, played in a KHL game Tuesday. He told Russian media he was playing to stay in shape pending the end of the lockout.

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