By Brian Stubits

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The New Jersey Devils‘ worst fears for Game 2 were confirmed on Tuesday: Ilya Kovalchuk will be out of the lineup against the Flyers.

Despite continual assurances over the past week that he is healthy, Kovalchuk certainly didn’t look that way in Game 1 in his 21 minutes on ice. Then fuel was added to the fire when Kovalchuk wasn’t with the team on Monday, instead undergoing “therapy.”

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