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The Russian striker “Washington capitals” Ilya Kovalchuk admitted that he is not ready to call his compatriots to follow a policy of self-isolation because of their living conditions. The word athlete leads the National hockey League (NHL).
Kovalchuk noted that he offered to post them to social networks with a call to stay home during a pandemic coronavirus. “I recall my childhood — we lived in a one bedroom apartment five-storey Khrushchev. How can I ask people for more than two months to stay in such an environment? Especially when the money runs out and hard to buy milk and bread. I’m sorry that this situation is possible nowadays,” said striker “capitals”.
February 24, Kovalchuk moved in capitals, becoming the teammate of Alexander Ovechkin. Capital team has traded forward, giving the “Montreal Canadiens” draft-the peak of the third round. Montreal continued to pay half the salary of the striker. Canadian club Kovalchuk earned 700 thousand dollars a year.
Kovalchuk joined the “Montreal” in January. Before that, the Russian was removed from the “Los Angeles kings”, whose colours protected from the summer of 2018.
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