All those waiting anxiously for word on whether Kovalchuk’s new deal with Devils will be accepted by the NHL should only have to wait one day longer.
On Friday, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly confirmed that the Devils submitted a new deal to the NHL for approval. Article 11.5(d) of the NHL CBA states the League has five days to either approve and register the deal, or to reject it.
A quick count on the calendar shows that the five days will be up tomorrow. So hopefully we should know soon whether Kovalchuk will be donning a Devils uniform next season.