Posted by TheHockeyGuy on October 1st, 2009
It is unlikely that Ilya Kovalchuk will re-sign with the Thrashers before the start of the regular season on Saturday.
General manager Don Waddell said Wednesday he remained “confident” that a new deal with the Thrashers’ franchise player would be reached and sooner rather than later.
“I don’t think it’s going to get done before opening night,” Waddell said. “We’re going to talk again in the next 24 hours but I don’t see it getting done.”
Waddell later added: “I don’t think we’ll be talking about this at Christmas time.”
Waddell previously said he’d thought there would be a new deal struck before the start of the season. Kovalchuk is an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season.
Click here to read the full article – By Chris Vivlamore of Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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