5 years ago

Devils GM Lou Lamoriello said Ilya Kovalchuk won't face any repercussions for missing the start of the team's training camp.

Kovalchuk wanted to stay in the KHL and play in its all-star game, but he'll fly back to North America on Tuesday and start practicing with the Devils on Wednesday. Lamoriello said he's okay with Kovalchuk's decision, although for insurance reasons he hasn't actually given Kovalchuk permission to play in the KHL all-star game.