edit 2: Just for Yuks - here is the Capgeek Buyout Calculator for Kovy:
Ilya Kovalchuk is 28 years old on the buyout date of June 15, 2011, putting the total buyout cost at $62,666,667 spread over 28 years. His contract was originally valued at $100,000,000 with an annual cap hit of $6,666,667 beginning in 2010 and ending in 2025. The following is a season-by-season breakdown of the buyout. A negative buyout cap hit number indicates a credit.
I picked Kovalchuk in my hockey pool. That pretty much sealed the deal as far as his fate this year is concerned. Out of ten players he is one of only 4 that did not have injury issues . So for all you Devil fans out there, don't worry, next year he will be back to normal.