It was reported last night that Ilya Kovalchuk has switched agents and joined up with CAA to represent him as he returns to the NHL. (Dreger)
Darren Dreger tweeted that JP Barry, one of the top NHL agents, is in discussions with teams about Kovalchuk.
Bob McKenzie said on TSN 1050 this morning that, his guess, is that Kovalchuk is likely to get a two-year deal to return to the NHL.
In speaking about Kovalchuk, McKenzie said, "there are a lot of people who thought that the Rangers are a team he wants to play for and that he might be predisposed to work and live in Manhattan and I think that even though the Rangers are in a rebuild, it's more of a soft-rebuild and while they are infusing their lineup with all of these young players, and more to come, they are looking at other things they can do to keep the team competitive and make it a shorter rebuild than a longer rebuild."