Kovalchuk Signs with Thrashers

Kovalchuk, Thrashers agree on new deal

Ilya Kovalchuk agreed to a new contract Saturday with the Atlanta Thrashers, ending his threat to play this season in his native Russia.

This signing adds even more firepower to an impressive Thrashers offense and makes every Atlanta versus Pittsurgh game a must-see. What do you think the odds were of anyone putting that in print 18 months ago?

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