August 09, 2010Arbitrator Rules In Favor of NHL: Contract Void
Arbitrator Richard Bloch ruled in favor of the NHL with regard to
the New Jersey Devils 17 year contract with Ilya Kovalchuk. The ruling
was announced on Monday, August 9, 2010 and makes the contract void. The
Devils are currently working with the Kovalchuk camp, in hopes of working out a
new contract that satisfies all parties involved.