Kovalev returns to Rangers as part of eight-player trade
- SCARBOROUGH, Ontario (Ticker) - The New York Rangers have turned to a familiar face in the push for their first playoff spot in six years.
The Rangers won the sweepstakes for Alexei Kovalev, reportedly acquiring the All-Star right wing on Wednesday as part of an eight-player trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
According to Sportsnet of Canada, Kovalev was sent to New York with center Dan Lacouture and defensemen Janne Laukkanen and Mike Wilson for wingers Rico Fata and Mikael Samuelsson, defensemen Joel Bouchard and Richard Lintner and cash.
The cash-strapped Penguins have been looking to unload Kovalev, who is making $4.6 million in the final year of his contract. And if there's anything the Rangers have, it's money.
Gifts & Collectibles- Teddy Bears, Nascar, NHL
Alias, Boomtown, American Dreams, The Guardian, Firefly, Babes, Hunks, TV, Music, Movies, Sports, KISS, Yasmine Bleeth, Soap Operas, etc...
[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]