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Report: Kovalchuk has back injury

May 1, 2012, 6:42 PM EDT

Ilya Kovalchuk Getty Images

What the New Jersey Devils have been calling a lower-body injury is actually a back problem for Ilya Kovalchuk, reports The Star-Ledger.

The newspaper cites two sources in its story and writes that Kovalchuk’s injury has gotten “progressively worse in the last few days.”

Yesterday it was reported he received “therapy,” and now we know why.

Kovalchuk will miss tonight’s game in Philadelphia. Beyond that is anyone’s guess.

Game 3 of the Devils-Flyers series goes Thursday in Newark.

  1. phillyphever - May 1, 2012 at 6:54 PM

    Kiss him goodbye for the rest of the playoffs.

  2. couturierfellatesguys - May 1, 2012 at 7:27 PM

    kiss your season goodbye the devils own you

    • ematusko - May 1, 2012 at 7:32 PM

      Very clever. Did your uncle/grandfather help you out with that one?

  3. couturierfellatesguys - May 1, 2012 at 7:37 PM

    this sites amazing. soon as the filthi flyers make the playoffs the bandwagon jumpers flood this site. you guys should be ashamed of yourselves and embarassed.

    • epictron1 - May 1, 2012 at 8:26 PM

      You should be embarrassed as all you talk about is one game that the Penguins beat the Flyers. Even though, as everyone knows, the Penguins lost the series.

  4. couturierfellatesguys - May 1, 2012 at 7:48 PM

    here we go again with the cheating refs. how many times can they kick out the devils centers off the faceoffs. same as the pens series. this is ridiculous.

  5. schweb08 - May 1, 2012 at 8:27 PM

    Do you have a life or a girlfriend cause all you do is troll these boards

  6. dkphilly1122 - May 1, 2012 at 8:51 PM

    He’s still bitter about the Pens getting destroyed by the Fly Guys. How’s the golfing going for the Pens?? He’s still crying about the refs too…….when the Pens got away with murder on the ice, yet the Flyers still won. I can’t wait another year or two when the Pens drop off with there fan base like pre 2005.

  7. couturierfellatesguys - May 1, 2012 at 8:56 PM

    which one of you brainless filthi retards said that the flyers have the hottest women fans lol. you have to be kidding me I’ve never seen an arena filled with more women who looked like they survived a nuclear explosion in my life. what a disgusting city

    • epictron1 - May 1, 2012 at 9:20 PM

      Our women know proper sentence structure.

  8. couturierfellatesguys - May 1, 2012 at 9:29 PM

    lol hope your proud of that bro

    • epictron1 - May 1, 2012 at 10:08 PM


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  9. couturierfellatesguys - May 2, 2012 at 11:03 AM

    hey epictron, your flygirls really tore it up last night and that mvp claudey had an amazing game. they are def cup worthy and they proved me wrong last night. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHA what a joke that team is a bunch of young scrubs that have their heads stuck up their asses. way to go filthi keep on losing!!! SOUP CAN ARMY ASSEMBLE

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