New York Islanders Daily: Isles Lucked Out With Jan Kovar
The New York Islanders gave Jan Kovar a contract to try to win a job on the main roster. It didn’t work for him and now it looks like he’s going back to the KHL.
I was dead wrong when it came to Jan Kovar. When the New York Islanders gave Kovar $2 million I assumed it would be for a shot to the second line center. He was coming off a down year in the KHL, but over the course of his career, he has three 60 point seasons to his name.
The New York Islanders gave him a chance in training camp to make the cut and he was outplayed by Brock Nelson, who’s proven that he’s deserving of the second line center role.
The Islanders and Kovar decided to part ways as it seemed he wasn’t willing to go down to the AHL. That is until the Boston Bruins added him to their AHL team. In 10 games, Kovar has 9 points (4 goals, 5 assists).
On paper, everything is fine, except for the fact that he’s not practicing for the Providence Bruins anymore. The word is that he’s weighing his contract options which included going back to the KHL.
Even though he’s been productive, clearly, the guy has no interest in playing here. Let him go back to the KHL and put up a bunch of points in Russia. Lou Lamoriello was right to part ways with him and now they don’t have to deal with this headache.
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