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Ilya Kovalchuk's KHL club denied a rumor on Thursday that the Russian star was set to return to the United States because of personal reasons.

"The information that has appeared about Ilya Kovalchuk leaving is not true," SKA said on Twitter. Kovalchuk was given the team's captaincy upon his arrival and he leads the squad in scoring with 29 points (11 goals, 18 assists) in 20 games.