It doesn’t appear as though there will be any Ilya Kovalchuk drama this afternoon or tonight. Kovalchuk’s agent, Jay Grossman, was scheduled to return to New York today, but beyond that, it doesn’t appear that anything has changed. Onward to Day 15, it seems.
In local news, for those curious about the players’ summer plans, a handful of current Kings will start their summer workouts in El Segundo next week. You might remember that last year’s summer work was touted by coaches and players as a significant time for team bonding, and this year, approximately half the team is scheduled to show up, at one point or another, during the next two weeks. That’s roughly the same number as last year, I believe.