Ilya Kovalchuk a healthy scratch

Updated: October 24, 2010, 8:55 AM ET
Associated Press

NEWARK, N.J. -- High-scoring forward Ilya Kovalchuk is in the New Jersey Devils' doghouse.

The $100 million left wing was benched by rookie coach John MacLean for Saturday night's game against the Buffalo Sabres for undisclosed reasons.

"He knows (why)," MacLean said after the Devils' 6-1 loss to the Sabres.

MacLean refused to say what Kovalchuk did to get benched, and he wouldn't say whether the star forward will be back in the lineup for Sunday night's game against ...

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