Report: Bruins Could Make Another Push For Ilya Kovalchuk.

Published October 21, 2019 at 9:53

Last summer the Boston Bruins and general manager Don Sweeney made a serious push for free agent forward Ilya Kovalchuk. 

Kovalchuk was trying to return to the NHL after five years in the KHL. 

The 36 year old had a tough time re-adjusting to the NHL game but ended up with 16 goals and 18 assists in 64 games. 

This year the forward looks much better and already has seven points in eight games which includes three goals. 

The Kings however don't look as good with a a 3-5-0 record to start the season and will likely try and move Kovalchuk who's signed through the 2020-21 season at a cap hit of $6.25million per season. 

Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic reports that the Bruins along with the San Jose Sharks are the two teams likely to make a push for Kovalchuk but would depend on the Kings willing to retain some salary. 

Kovalchuk would obviously be a huge upgrade on the right wing of the second line over Karson Kuhlman and over Brett Ritchie on the second power play. 

Would you like to see the Bruins try and make a push for Kovalchuk?
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