“He is on the team. And just like other players, he will have a chance to return. We should treat him like any other player on the team, ”McLellan quoted journalist Lisa Dillman on Twitter.

Kovalchuk has not scored for eight matches and during this time he marked one assists. In total this season he has 16 matches on his account, the hockey player scored three goals and gave six assists.

Earlier it was reported that Kovalchuk will be removed from the Los Angeles.