Devils’ Kovalchuk injured Saturday


New Jersey Devils forward Ilya Kovalchuk left Saturday’s game against the Florida Panthers due to an injury.

According to, Kovalchuk lost an edge and went hard into the end boards behind the Panthers’ net.

Devils forward Tim Sestito also left the game not long after Kovalchuk was injured.

Sestito took a hit from defenseman Colby Robak, who was given a major penalty for cross checking and a game misconduct.

Panthers forward Shawn Matthias also left the game temporarily, after taking a puck above the left eye. As per, he did return at the start of the third period.

The Devils won the game 2-1.