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Kovalchuk Placed on IR, Out Four Weeks Following Procedure on His Ankle

LA Kings third-leading scorer will miss approximately one month while recovering from ankle procedure

by LA Kings @LAKings /

The LA Kings have announced that Ilya Kovalchuk has been placed on injured reserve retroactive to Nov. 29 and will be out approximately four weeks while recovering from an ankle bursectomy procedure.

Kovalchuk ranks third on the Kings in points (5-9=14).

Video: ANA@LAK: Kovalchuk buries Toffoli's feed

The 35-year-old (born April 15, 1983) is a 6-3, 230-pound native of Tver, Russia, was the first overall selection of the Atlanta Thrashers in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.

He signed a 3-year, $18.75 million contract on July 1.

Video: NYR@LAK: Kovalchuk scores PPG on blistering one-timer

The Kings continue their four-game homestand on Tuesday as they take on the Arizona Coyotes at 7:30 pm. The Kings will honor Lubomir Visnovsky as part of their Legends Night series presented by McDonald's.

The game will be broadcast live on FOX Sports West, the FOX Sports App and on the LA Kings Audio Network on I Heart Radio.

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