Ilya Kovalchuk's deal deadline moved

Updated: September 2, 2010, 9:06 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Ilya Kovalchuk's wait continues.

The deadline to accept or reject the New Jersey Devils' contract offer to the star forward was extended from 5 p.m. ET Wednesday to 5 p.m. ET Friday.

The NHL and the players' association "mutually agreed to extend" the deadline, according to an NHL statement.

After the league rejected the Devils' initial 17-year, $102 million deal and an arbitrator sided with the NHL in an Aug. 9 decision, the team submitted a new contract for approval last ...

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