Ottawa Senators: Who Steps Up In Alex Kovalev’s Absence?

April 10th, 2010 by Mike Burse Leave a reply »
What is the status of Kovalev?

According to a report in the Ottawa Sun, the Senators have lost their fourth leading scorer for the remainder of this season and the Stanley Cup playoffs. It is reported that he has completely torn the ACL in his left knee.

He is scheduled to undergo knee surgery in two weeks, and while he will recover eventually, it will be a long arduous process for him to be 100 percent come the 2010-2011 season opener.


Kovalev's performance this season

In his first season with the Sentors Kovalev has been, well, Kovalev. Flashes of brilliance combined with long streches of invisibility. He is a frustrating payer to watch as he has the skills to be a major force in the league but much of the time he just does not seem interested.

In 77 games he has scored 18 goals, added 31 assists, while spending 54 minutes in the penalty box. He also scored five game winning goals and is minus nine rating. As evidence by these numbers he is a valuable player to this Senators team.


Who will replace his offence in the Stanley Cup playoffs for the Senators?


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