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Ilya Kovalchuk leaves $77M on table

Updated: July 12, 2013, 4:18 PM ET
By Mike Mazzeo | Special To ESPNNewYork.com

New Jersey Devils superstar winger Ilya Kovalchuk has decided to walk away from the final 12 years and $77 million remaining on his contract, choosing instead to retire from the NHL, the team announced Thursday.

"This goes back to the lockout, and prior to coming back, his thought process of staying in Russia was there," Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello said in a conference call Thursday. "As you know, he was here a little late [getting back after the lockout ...

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