What kind of game does Kovalchuk have left?
With visits to the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks already in the books, free agent Ilya Kovalchuk is also drawing interest from the Detroit Red Wings, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger.
The 35-year-old last played in the NHL for the New Jersey Devils in 2012-13 before retiring from the league to play in the Kontinental Hockey League in his native Russia.
He played six KHL seasons with St. Petersburg, and tallied 31 goals and 32 assists in 53 games last season.
Kovalchuk has appeared in 816 career NHL games over 11 seasons with the Atlanta Thrashers and Devils.
The first overall pick in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, Kovalchuk notched 417 goals and 399 assists and was a co-winner of the 2004 Rocket Richard Trophy as the league's top goal scorer when he tied Jarome Iginla and Rick Nash with 41 goals.