NHL, Devils meet over Ilya Kovalchuk

Updated: August 24, 2010, 10:37 AM ET
By EJ Hradek | ESPN The Magazine

The New Jersey Devils continued the seemingly endless work of re-signing free-agent Ilya Kovalchuk on Monday.

Devils chairman/managing partner Jeff Vanderbeek, general manager Lou Lamoriello and Kovalchuk's agent, Jay Grossman, met with NHL executives at the league's New York office Monday.

NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, who confirmed the meeting about Kovalchuk's contract situation took place, said: "There was no new contract submitted. We talked conceptually."

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