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Devils’ Kovalchuk injured Saturday

Mar 23, 2013, 10:05 PM EDT

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New Jersey Devils forward Ilya Kovalchuk left Saturday’s game against the Florida Panthers due to an injury.

According to, Kovalchuk lost an edge and went hard into the end boards behind the Panthers’ net.

Devils forward Tim Sestito also left the game not long after Kovalchuk was injured.

Sestito took a hit from defenseman Colby Robak, who was given a major penalty for cross checking and a game misconduct.

Panthers forward Shawn Matthias also left the game temporarily, after taking a puck above the left eye. As per, he did return at the start of the third period.

The Devils won the game 2-1.

  1. biffnasty - Mar 23, 2013 at 10:54 PM

    what a girl..goes down by himself looking for a tripping call. 2nd dirtiest team in the league

    • devilsarethebest - Mar 23, 2013 at 11:01 PM

      yes, im sure he`d risk injuring himself for a two minute penalty. dumbass

    • stakex - Mar 23, 2013 at 11:02 PM

      Not a Devils fan, and I dont like Kovalchuk… but the dude simply lost an edge and crashed violently into the boards. No one in their right mind would do that on purpose, and explain to me where he once looks at the ref for a call?

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