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Kovalchuk was getting “therapy” today

Apr 30, 2012, 6:35 PM EDT

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It’s getting a lot harder to believe Ilya Kovalchuk’s steadfast assertion that he’s healthy.

From The Record:

Devils forward Ilya Kovalchuk was not available to meet with the media following the team’s video meeting this afternoon.

A team spokesperson said Kovalchuk had gone to “therapy” and will be meeting up with the Devils later today in Philadelphia. He will apparently not be joining the team on its bus ride to Philadelphia this afternoon for Tuesday night’s Game 2 against the Flyers.

Although Kovalchuk appears to have been struggling with some kind of injury throughout the playoffs—believed to be his lower back—he has repeatedly said when asked that he is healthy.

It’s not clear what “therapy” he was receiving, but we’re quite certain it wasn’t “couples.”

In other Devils news, goalie Martin Brodeur was happy the team decided to bus back home after yesterday’s game instead of staying in Philadelphia until tomorrow.

“I got to see my kid this morning, so that was fun,” Brodeur said. “If it wasn’t for the bus ride, it would be all right. It’s not the greatest bus ride, but I think just to get away from the guys (helped).”

In a related story, the Blues and Kings feel just awful that Brodeur’s being forced to take “not the greatest bus ride.”

  1. jobotjones - Apr 30, 2012 at 7:08 PM

    He was probably out choking hookers in a furious rage.

    • vismund11 - Apr 30, 2012 at 9:30 PM

      This made me laugh out loud. Thank you. lol

  2. flyersgoalscoredby88 - Apr 30, 2012 at 7:11 PM

    He’s getting therapy after being shut down by a 19 year old rookie nicknamed Cooter.

  3. GenoPringles - Apr 30, 2012 at 8:02 PM

    Bragging about shutting down an injured player is almost as lame as beating up a USA war hero. #1975

    • tcclark - Apr 30, 2012 at 9:04 PM

      not as lame as bragging about that 10-3 win in a playoff series loss…

      not as lame as the nickname “Soupcan Sid”

      not as lame as trying to insult philadelphia by attacking the cream cheese…

      not as lame as calling someone a “smelling pee drinker”

      not as lame as the made-up word “filthadelphia”

      not as lame as your teams fan base before 2005

      not as lame as a 12 year old with 5-6 different handles

      not as lame as a little kid bragging about the only championship he was alive to see

  4. dannythebisforbeast - Apr 30, 2012 at 8:54 PM

    geno pens are done go do something else…oh wait your in Pittsburgh aren’t you

  5. pkswally024 - Apr 30, 2012 at 9:40 PM

    tcclark you just made my night after a very long day. Thank you sir.

    • tcclark - Apr 30, 2012 at 9:50 PM

      you’re very welcome. glad i could help haha

  6. snutchpro - Apr 30, 2012 at 9:47 PM

    Marty complains about EVERYTHING. What a b!tch.

  7. GenoPringles - Apr 30, 2012 at 11:00 PM

    You forgot about #1975 Get Jiggy with That

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