Union Slaps NHL Over Rejected Kovalchuk Contract

Law360, New York (July 26, 2010, 4:12 PM EDT) -- The National Hockey League Players' Association said Monday that it had filed a grievance on behalf of New Jersey Devils' left winger Ilya Kovalchuk, whose reported $102 million, 17-year contract was rejected by the league last week.

“[T]he NHLPA and Mr. Kovalchuk are entitled to an expedited resolution of this matter” under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement, the union said in a statement Monday.

The NHLPA did not comment further, and neither side returned e-mails seeking additional information about the grievance.

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