Left winger Ilya Kovalchuk was a healthy scratch for the Los Angeles Kings against the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night, and general manager Rob Blake refused to say how long the veteran will be out of the lineup.
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NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says the league plans to return to Europe for games in the next two years.
Citing huge demand, Bettman said on Friday that the Boston Bruins and Nashville Predators will open the regular season next year with a game in Prague. The Colorado Avalanche and Columbus Blue Jackets will play a couple of games in the Finnish capital of Helsinki.
The sputtering Chicago Blackhawks could take a look at another one of their top prospects when they face the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday.
Adam Boqvist practiced alongside Duncan Keith on Friday and worked with the team's second power-play unit. The 19-year-old defenseman was selected by Chicago with the No. 8 pick in the 2018 draft and was recalled from the minors Thursday.