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There are a handful of teams in contention, per LeBrun:
The top contenders, I believe, are the Kings (who met with Kovalchuk on Friday), the Bruins, the Rangers and the Sharks (who met with him Monday). Then I think there’s a second group of teams including Detroit, St. Louis, Dallas and Anaheim. Now, other teams can still get involved, no question, but at this point, I think that’s your list, which is already pretty deep.
The Rangers have long Bruce Matthews Jersey been tied to Kovalchuk, who could eye a return to the New York City area. However, if winning is a key factor for Kovalchuk’s return, the Rangers may make the least sense in the short term. Going to the Sharks would mean reuniting with former Devils coach Peter DeBoer, who led Kovalchuk and New Jersey to the 2012 Stanley Cup Final.
The Boston Globe reported the Bruins are indeed interested in the forward, who could help them make a push as a Cup contender in 2018-19.