|Thrashers All-Star forward Ilya Kovalchuk returns after missing 2 games|
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|Tuesday, 05 February 2008 14:20|
Kovalchuk didn't start, but he participated in pregame warmups and was included on the team's playing roster for the game.
Kovalchuk was injured on a knee-on-knee hit from Pittsburgh left winger Jarkko Ruutu Wednesday night, forcing him to miss games against Buffalo and Washington. Atlanta won both games.
The 24-year-old came into Tuesday night second in the NHL in goals scored with 38.
An MRI on Kovalchuk was negative, and he had no serious swelling.