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Lamoriello: Devils want to keep Kovalchuk in NJ

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The New Jersey Devils are working on another deal to sign Ilya Kovalchuk.

Less than 24 hours after an arbitrator ruled that the NHL acted correctly in voiding Kovalchuk's landmark $102 million contract with New Jersey, team president and general manager Lou Lamoriello said the Devils will continue working to re-sign the high scoring Russian.

Lamoriello refused on Tuesday to comment on the ruling by Richard Bloch. The arbiter ruled Monday that Kovalchuk's 17-year contract, the longest deal in league history, violated the league's salary cap.

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