The Ilya Kovalchuk sweepstakes are over.
For the Flyers, the Atlantic Division just got a whole lot tougher.
The New Jersey Devils, who lead the division by one point over Pittsburgh and 13 points over the Flyers, acquired Kovalchuk on Monday night.
Kovalchuk was shipped to New Jersey with Anssi Salmela and their 2010 2nd round pick for Niclas Bergfors, Johnny Oduya, Patrice Cormier, 2010 1st round pick and their 2nd round pick.
Read more about the deal and how the Flyers played into it in Friday’s Daily News.