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Report: Kings re-enter negotiations with Kovalchuk

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TSN.ca Staff
7/7/2010 6:55:44 PM
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The Ilya Kovalchuk saga has taken another interesting turn.

Days after a report surfaced that the free agent winger was on the verge of signing a seven-year, $60 million contract with the New Jersey Devils comes a report Wednesday in the Los Angeles Times that quotes Kings general manager Dean Lombardi as saying that his team has "re-engaged" in negotiations.

According to the Times, the Kings received a counter-proposal on Wednesday but it is so complex that the team is not expected to respond for at least a day.

The Kings publically broke off talks with Kovalchuk on Sunday after reportedly making more than one offer without ever receiving a counter offer.

Ilya Kovalchuk (Photo: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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(Photo: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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