ik Devils Win Kovalchuk Sweepstakes
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The New Jersey Devils have acquired Thrashers superstar winger Ilya Kovalchuk.In exchange, the Thrashers get rookie forward Niclas Bergfors, defenseman Johnny Oduya, prospect Patrice Cormier and a first-round draft pick.

The move comes hours after Thrashers GM Don Waddell released a statement saying that contract negotiations with Kovalchuk had reached an “impasse” and that the team was exploring its options.


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