Devils: Kovalchuk Out, Jagr In?

The New Jersey Devils surprisingly just lost Ilya Kovalchuk to retirement and the KHL.

“It is what it is,” Devils GM Lou Lamerrilo said on a phone conference immediately after Kovalchuk’s announcement.

A quick band aid would be to bring in free agent Jaromir Jagr to play alongside fellow Czech teammate Patrik Elias.

Sports Talk Florida will have more on this story as it develops.