Kovalchuk found an infection in the ankle

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Ilya Kovalchuka: USA Today Sports

Striker club of the National hockey League (NHL) “Los Angeles kings” Ilya Kovalchuk was sidelined due to an infection in his leg. About this Twitter account of the journalist told FoxSports John Rosen, citing head coach Willie-Desjardins.

The Russians missed the away match against “calgary Fleyms” (1:4). It was reported that Kovalchuk was absent from the team due to an ankle injury and had to go back on the ice soon.

However, Desjardins has denied the information about the imminent restoration of the hockey. “An infection broke out suddenly, it’s hard to say how long recovery will take,” — said the journalist. According to him, the injury is not related to the events on the ice.

“Los Angeles” occupies the last place in the standings of the NHL after 25 games, with 19 points. Kovalchuk held in the team’s 25 matches in which he scored six goals and gave nine assists.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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