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Friday, August 27, 2010
Devils submit new deal for Ilya Kovalchuk

By Mark Stepneski

The New Jersey Devils are going to try to it again with Ilya Kovalchuk, whose first contract with the team (17 years, $102 million) was rejected by the NHL.

ESPN The Magazine's E.J. Hradek reports the Devils have worked out a new contract with Kovalchuk and are waiting for a decision on it from the league:
The New Jersey Devils have submitted to the league for approval a new contract with star free agent Ilya Kovalchuk, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly confirmed to ESPN on Friday.

According to Daly, the league has five days to review the contract.

Although no specific details of the deal are known at this time, a source says it's a 15-year contract worth approximately $100 million.

The rest of the story is here.