Kovalev's Future In Montreal In Doubt -- National Post
Given Time Off; 'He's tired and he isn't playing with any emotion'
WASHINGTON - Alex Kovalev will not be in the lineup when the Canadiens play the Washington Capitals tonight -- and nobody should be surprised if the talented Russian has played his last game for the Canadiens.
Canadiens general manager Bob Gainey dropped a bombshell before the Canadiens' practice yesterday af ternoon when he announced Kovalev would not join the team for games in Washington tonight and in Pittsburgh tomorrow night.
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Kovalev given 'time off' by Habs -- CBC
Kovalev gets time off -- CTV
Struggling Habs leave Kovalev behind -- Globe And Mail
Gainey picking on Kovalev for a reason -- CBC
GM Bob Gainey's message sent loud and clear to Canadiens' dressing room -- ESPN
Canadiens send strong message -- Sports Illustrated
Gainey tries to loosen tight collars -- The Montreal Gazette