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Ottawa Senators' Alex Kovalev takes part in a press conference at the Scotiabank Place in Ottawa on Tuesday July 21, 2009. Kovalev says he's hoping Dany Heatley will still be wearing an Ottawa uniform this season. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick (Sean Kilpatrick/CP)
Ottawa Senators' Alex Kovalev takes part in a press conference at the Scotiabank Place in Ottawa on Tuesday July 21, 2009. Kovalev says he's hoping Dany Heatley will still be wearing an Ottawa uniform this season. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick (Sean Kilpatrick/CP)

Report: Alex Kovalev returning to Russia Add to ...

Veteran winger Alex Kovalev appears set to sign a deal with Atlant Mytishchi of the Kontinental Hockey League sports broadcaster TSN is reporting.

Kovalev, 38, has played for the New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators.

The Senators traded Kovalev to the Pittsburgh Penguins late last season in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick.

He scored 16 goals and 18 assists in 54 games with Ottawa and Pittsburgh last season.

Kovalev began his NHL career with the New York Rangers in 1992 after being selected by the New York Rangers in the first round of the 1991 entry draft.

He started his career with Dynamo Moscow, where he played three seasons for the first team.

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