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9 сентября 2005 года. 
Kovalchuk may miss start of camp - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


It is doubtful that Thrashers All-Star left wing Ilya Kovalchuk will be present for the start of training camp next week.

General manager Don Waddell said with the three- to five-day visa process, it doesn't look like Kovalchuk, a restricted free agent, would arrive on time even if he were signed today.

It's also a good possibility that Kovalchuk will miss the team's first two preseason games on Sept. 17 and 18.

Neither party would comment on how much money separates the sides, but it is likely that a new deal for Kovalchuk will place him in the NHL's upper echelon in salary, possibly between $6 million and $7 million per year.

Kovalchuk is playing in the Russian Super League with Khimik Voskresensk. He had an assist Wednesday in a season-opening 5-2 loss to Novokuznetsk.

Kovalchuk's contract has an "out" clause, meaning he can leave the Russian team for the NHL when he comes to terms with the Thrashers.

However, according to the league's new collective bargaining agreement, if Kovalchuk plays a game outside of North America after the NHL season starts on Oct. 5, he would have to clear waivers in order to rejoin the Thrashers. If another team claimed him — which would most certainly happen — the Thrashers would lose his rights.

"Jay [Grossman, Kovalchuk's agent] always maintained [Kovalchuk] wants to play in Atlanta," Waddell said.

In an e-mail, Grossman wrote, "Ilya is playing for Khimik and does have the freedom to play where he wants for '05-06."

In addition to Kovalchuk, the Thrashers might have to make room under the salary cap for goalie Jani Hurme, who is scheduled to make $988,000.

Hurme, acquired in the 2003 waiver draft, never played that season because of a non-hockey illness. If the illness had been hockey-related, Hurme could have reported during the lockout and been paid while rehabilitating. Hurme did not report.

Hurme has informed the team of his intention to report and is expected to arrive from his native Finland at the team's practice facility today, Waddell said.

Страничка Ильи Ковальчука на сайте "Звёзды с Востока"


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25 августа. Илья Ковальчук: "До первого декабря я могу уехать из "Химика" - Спорт-Экспресс

25 августа. Форвард Илья Ковальчук: Я еду в «Химик» - Советский Спорт

18 августа. Форвард сборной России Илья Ковальчук: Суперлига? Если не позовут в «Атланту» - Советский Спорт

29 марта .Илья Ковальчук: "Это был ужасный сезон" - Спорт-Экспресс

23 марта. Форвард «Ак Барса» Илья Ковальчук: Я не хочу работать с Билялетдиновым - Советский Спорт

19 марта. Валерий Ковальчук: Как мой сын стал звездой - Советский Спорт

5 декабря. Kovalchuk's return to Russia not a happy one // The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

5 декабря. Russian culture shock for North American NHL vets // The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

3 декабря. Hockey lockout? Nyet! - ajc.com

10 ноября. Илья Ковальчук: "Не могу грести в одиночку" // "Спорт-Экспресс"

20 августа. Ковальчук подписал контракт с “Ак Барс”, Волчекнов и Жердев будут играть за ЦСКА.

7 августа. У Ковальчука украли заграничный паспорт. 


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