Kovalchuk can stay in

Russian hockey player Ilya Kovalchuk can continue their overseas playing in the NHL at his current club “Montreal Canadiens”. Canadian club plan to extend the current agreement with the Russians.

At the moment, the Kovalchuk contract with “Montreal” for the period up to the end of the season, under which Russian hockey player will earn 700 thousand dollars. The new contract, the 36-year-old striker will be extended for another year. Improve its financial component – for the season Kovalchuk will earn a maximum of five million dollars.

“there is talk about extending the contract of Kovalchuk in the “Montreal” for a year, — said in his personal Twitter journalist Darren Draeger. – Probable base salary will be $ 3.5 million. However, it may rise to five million due to bonuses. Negotiations are continuing”.

Recall that Kovalchuk was added to Montreal after was put on the draft failures “Los Angeles kings”. This season, Kovalchuk has played in 38 games, scoring 21 points with nine goals and 12 assists. Of these, 12 points (6+6) in the “Canadiens”.