Ilya Kovalchuk is headed back to the NHL.
The 35-year-old Russian winger, who retired from the league after the 2012-13 season to play in the Kontinental Hockey League, agreed to a three-year deal with the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday.
The Boston Bruins had spoken to Kovalchuk, and although general manager Don Sweeney knew the winger had other options, he still is disappointed a deal couldn’t get done.
NESN’s Alex Kraemer caught up with Sweeney as he discussed the next plan of action for Boston moving forward in order to fill its empty winger position.
To hear all of Sweeney’s comments, check out the “NESN Sports Today” video above, presented by People’s United Bank.
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