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Ilya Kovalchuk sits vs. Canes

Updated: November 8, 2011, 10:29 PM ET
By Katie Strang | ESPNNewYork.com

NEWARK, N.J. -- Ilya Kovalchuk missed his second straight game with a lower-body injury. The 28-year-old winger took part in the Devils' morning skate but was ruled out for Tuesday's 3-2 win against the Carolina Hurricanes at Prudential Center.

"He won't play, but obviously (he's) getting better," coach Pete DeBoer said following the skate.

Kovalchuk, who skated for the first time since Saturday, said he hopes to return by Friday, when the Devils begin a home-and-home set against ...

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