It's with a heavy heart that I report that Alexei Kovalev has returned to Russia today to attend the funeral of his wife's mother. He is expected to miss the next few games. It's a shame too, as Kovie had been on a bit of a hot streak, but of course this is much more important then a hockey game. The thoughts and prayers of Sens Army and Sens Town are with you Kovie. Have a safe flight, you have our deepest sympathies for you and your family.
Update @4pm-Kovalev WILL play tonight and then head to Russia tomorrow as perTSN