Kovalchuk's schedule (update) 

April, 12, 2013
UPDATE: Ilya Kovalchuk is still on the mend and won't be in the lineup when the struggling New Jersey Devils host the Ottawa Senators Friday night.

Kovalchuk didn't participate in the Devils' morning skate but worked out on the team's practice rink with a few injured teammates. Afterward, coach Pete DeBoer said his best player isn't ready to return just yet.

"It was obvious he's not close enough to help us or help himself," DeBoer told reporters, including the Bergen Record's Tom Gulitti. "I don't think he's far off but definitely not tonight."