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Devils' Ilya Kovalchuk likely out

Updated: November 7, 2011, 2:45 PM ET
By Katie Strang | ESPNNewYork.com

NEWARK, N.J. -- Barring a "miraculous recovery" Ilya Kovalchuk will miss his second straight game with a lower-body injury, according to New Jersey Devils coach Pete DeBoer.

Kovalchuk did not practice with the team Monday, although he did ride the stationary bike and receive treatment.

"Him not being on the ice kind of speaks to his status for tomorrow," DeBoer said of Tuesday's game against Carolina.

The 28-year-old winger, who reportedly suffered the injury while back-checking ...

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