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Sources: NHL rejects Kovalchuk deal

Updated: July 21, 2010, 1:53 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

NEWARK, N.J. -- The NHL is rejecting Ilya Kovalchuk's 17-year, $102 million contract with the New Jersey Devils because it circumvents the league's salary cap, multiple sources told ESPN.com's Scott Burnside.

Just one day after Kovalchuk and the Devils came to an agreement on the longest contract in NHL history, the league determined that it was illegal.

The contract was rejected because years of low salary at the end of the contract were added for the sole purpose of lowering ...

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