Ilya Kovalchuk is interested in staying with KHL St. Petersburg for the remainder of the season, but concedes that probably won't be possible.
"I want to stay in St. Petersburg but I have contractual obligations in the NHL, which will be hard to break," Kovalchuk said. "Right now, I can't imagine how (my staying in the KHL) can be arranged... But I don't know anything yet." Kovalchuk was only referring to the remainder of the 2012-13 campaign. All the same, this puts the New Jersey Devils in an awkward position to say the very least.