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08:27 AM ET 08.17 | Last seen in the NHL during the 2010-11 season, Alex Kovalev may be on the verge of resurfacing. [Kovalev], who turns 40 in February, aims to return to the NHL and says he has a couple of tryout offers. The Russian spent last season in the KHL with Atlant Mytischi but played only 22 games because of injuries. Once an offensive star in the NHL, Kovalev managed only one goal and five assists. The winger was in Switzerland this week training with the Servette Geneva team. Kovalev said he plans to go to the U.S. to work out but did not identify the teams offering tryouts. Kovalev has 428 goals and 596 assists in 1,302 regular-season games with the New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators.

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August 17, 2012  08:49 AM ET

Just a matter of time before Gordie Howe comes back.

August 17, 2012  08:56 AM ET

To honor Ron Palillo, all I will say is

"Welcome Back Kovalev"

August 17, 2012  08:59 AM ET

Kovalev said he plans to go to the U.S. to work out but did not identify the teams offering tryouts

Columbus
Nashville
and since he's a free agent...of course Detroit

August 17, 2012  09:15 AM ET

One goal in 22 games in the KHL, that is certainly reason to think you can come back and play in the NHL.

I wish they hadn't used that picture, showing him in a Penguin sweater makes me a little nervous. Shero wouldn't make him an offer would he?

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August 17, 2012  09:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

One goal in 22 games in the KHL, that is certainly reason to think you can come back and play in the NHL. I wish they hadn't used that picture, showing him in a Penguin sweater makes me a little nervous. Shero wouldn't make him an offer would he?

One can only hope ;)

August 17, 2012  09:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Just a matter of time before Gordie Howe comes back.

Gordie Howe in his 50's was better than a lot of players today.

August 17, 2012  09:52 AM ET

Dallas seems like they are picking up anyone over 38.....so Kovalev would fit in there quite well

August 17, 2012  10:01 AM ET

"A shortened season where I don't have to fake trying for 82 games? I'm in!"

August 17, 2012  10:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Kovalev said he plans to go to the U.S. to work out but did not identify the teams offering tryouts

Columbus
Nashville
and since he's a free agent...of course Detroit

It did say he was injured last year so the Prince of Irkness is probably interested.

August 17, 2012  10:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

NYR?

was already here twice.....

August 17, 2012  10:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

It did say he was injured last year so the Prince of Irkness is probably interested.

maybe....

August 17, 2012  10:09 AM ET

With how lazy and disinterested he was during his stint in Ottawa I doubt a team is willing to give him much of anything to play for them.

August 17, 2012  10:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

NYR?

Imagine?

He was there in 94,
Coming back for one more?

August 17, 2012  10:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

was already here twice.....

3 rd time is a charm

August 17, 2012  10:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

NYR?

NFW...this is the new Sather.

August 17, 2012  10:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

With how lazy and disinterested he was during his stint in Ottawa I doubt a team is willing to give him much of anything to play for them.

He missed the Big Apple

August 17, 2012  10:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

With how lazy and disinterested he was during his stint in Ottawa I doubt a team is willing to give him much of anything to play for them.

Who does like playing in Twattawa

 
August 17, 2012  10:36 AM ET

You can't see it in that picture but there is a fork sticking out of his back.

Done like dinner.

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