Habs offer Kovalev extension and captaincy

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According to Sovietsky Sport, Montreal Canadiens winger Alexei Kovalev has been offered a contract extension as well as the teams captaincy siting that long time captain Saku Koivu plans to leave. The offer is around $6 to $7.5 million. The deal is said to be for one year.

The paper adds that Kovalev wants to remain with the Canadiens and negotiations with the team would continue when he returns from vacation. This would be the first time in 9 years that someone else would wear the ‘C’ on their Habs sweater.