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SKA forward Ilya Kovalchuk will not play in the world Cup. The hockey player was out of action for at least a month

Kovalchuk will undergo surgery on the injured knee. About the Agency “R-Sport” said the first Vice-President of Federation of hockey of Russia Roman Rotenberg. Recovery from this surgery will take not less than 30 days.

“The operation was confirmed. He (Kovalchuk) will miss at least a month, so participation in the world Cup will not take,” said Rotenberg.

Kovalchuk was injured at the start of the Gagarin Cup, however, be able to play until the end of the playoffs. Immediately after the end of the final series against Magnitogorsk “Metallurgist” Kovalchuk passed the examination in Germany, which showed that he needs surgery .