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FILE - In this April 6, 2010, file photo, New Jersey Devils left wing Ilya Kovalchuk skates against the Atlanta Thrashers during the first period of an NHL hockey game at Philips Arena in Atlanta. Five weeks after rejecting the Russian's landmark 17-year, $102 million contract with the Devils, the league approved a revised 15-year, $100 million deal on Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, after reaching an agreement with the NHL Players Association on an amendment covering long-term contracts. (AP Photo/Gregory Smith, File)

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