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Canadiens' Johnny Kovacevic: Logs assist in loss
Kovacevic had an assist and two blocked shots over 16:19 of ice time in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Senators.
Kovacevic jumped on an Ottawa turnover in his own end and perfectly fed Nick Suzuki for a breakaway goal. The rookie blueliner has points in three straight games (one goal, two assists) and is up to 10 points through 54 contests. Montreal's defensemen have picked up the scoring pace in the last week, potting five goals and dishing seven assists over the last three games.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Johnny Kovacevic: Adds assist in win
Kovacevic had an assist, two hits and one blocked shot over 19:57 of ice time in Friday's 5-2 win over the Flyers.
Kovacevic picked up the secondary helper on newcomer Chris Tierney's goal with five seconds remaining in the first period. It was the second consecutive game with a point for Kovacevic, who has nine over 53 contests.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Johnny Kovacevic: Scores rare goal
Kovacevic scored a goal on one shot in Tuesday's 5-2 win over New Jersey. He added one hit and two blocked shots over 17:18 of ice time.
It was a big night Montreal defensemen, which contributed three goals. Like Justin Barron before him, Kovacevic scored on a nearly identical sequence. He moved into the slot and one-timed a feed from Jesse Ylonen for the Canadiens' second goal. It was just his second tally of the season, breaking a 28-game drought without a goal. The 25-year-old Kovacevic has just eight points through 52 contests.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Johnny Kovacevic: Snares assist in win
Kovacevic had an assist, two shots on goal and one blocked shot over 18:23 of ice time in Sunday's 6-2 win over Edmonton.
Kovacevic helped out on the first of Jordan Harris' two goals. It was his first point in 11 games and just the seventh of the season. He and rest of the blueline crew received extra TOI due to Arber Xhekaj (undisclosed) leaving the game.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Johnny Kovacevic: Helps on game-tying goal
Kovacevic had an assist, one hit and one blocked shot over 17:33 of ice time in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Ducks.
Kovacevic's blast from the blue line went wide of the net, but Cole Caufield was well positioned below the line for a wraparound goal that tied the game early in the third period. It was the 25-year-old defenseman's fifth point and fourth assist over 27 games.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Johnny Kovacevic: Pots first NHL goal
Kovacevic scored a goal on two shots and blocked two shots in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Kraken.
Kovacevic's first NHL tally opened the scoring at 12:56 of the first period. He wouldn't be the only player in the game to achieve that milestone, as Shane Wright responded less than three minutes later. Kovacevic now has a goal, three assists, 33 shots on net, a plus-5 rating, 26 hits and 24 blocked shots in 23 appearances this season. He'll likely continue to see bottom-four minutes, though it seems he's mostly solidified a place in the lineup.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Johnny Kovacevic: Generates assist in loss
Kovacevic had an assist, one shot on goal and three hits over 18:06 of ice time in Saturday's 5-3 loss to Edmonton.
Kovacevic was the secondary helper on Evgenii Dadonov's second-period goal. It was the third assist of the season for the blueliner, who skates on the third pair.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Johnny Kovacevic: Claims first point
Kovacevic had an assist, one shot on net and two blocked shots over 17:08 of ice time in Wednesday's 5-2 win over Vancouver.
Kovacevic registered his first point of the season on what looked like a harmless hockey play. He swung the puck along the boards in the Montreal end, and it eluded Jack Rathbone at the point, where a streaking Mike Hoffman got to the loose puck and led a 2-on-1 rush before beating Thatcher Demko low to the stick side. Kovacevic is one of several young blueliners gaining experience and skates on the Canadiens third pair. In addition to his one point this season, the 25-year-old has 17 hits, 14 blocked shots, 21 shots on net and two PIM over 13 games.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Johnny Kovacevic: Claimed by Canadiens
Montreal claimed Kovacevic off waivers from Winnipeg on Saturday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Kovacevic could be land a spot with the Canadiens out of training camp after it appeared as though he would be starting the year in the minors. He skated in four games with the Jets last season.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Johnny Kovacevic: Surfaces on waivers
Kovacevic was waived by the Jets on Friday, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.
Kovacevic only drew into four games with Winnipeg last season, going scoreless over that span, so he was always expected to begin the 2022-23 campaign in the minors. The 2017 third-round pick picked up 30 points through 62 AHL appearances in 2021-22.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Johnny Kovacevic: Signs three-year extension
Per PuckPedia, Kovacevic signed a three-year contract extension with Winnipeg on Friday.
Kovacevic spent most of the 2021-22 season in the minors, picking up 11 goals and 30 points through 62 appearances with AHL Manitoba, but he also drew into four games with the Jets, going scoreless over that span. The 25-year-old defender will likely once again spend the majority of the 2022-23 campaign with Manitoba.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Johnny Kovacevic: Sent to AHL
Kovacevic was demoted to AHL Manitoba on Tuesday.
Kovacevic logged 9:01 of ice time and was held without a point during the lone appearance of his recent NHL stint. The 24-year-old will rejoin AHL Manitoba, looking to build upon his 14 points over 33 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Johnny Kovacevic: Recalled by Winnipeg
Kovacevic was recalled from AHL Manitoba on Monday.
Kovacevic was one of four players recalled Monday, three of whom were defensemen. The Jets are dealing with injuries and a COVID-19 outbreak, so Kovacevic could have an opportunity to make his fourth NHL appearance Tuesday against the Wild. He's still in search of his first NHL point.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Johnny Kovacevic: Joins AHL Manitoba
Kovacevic was demoted from the active roster to AHL Manitoba on Wednesday.
Kovacevic will rejoin AHL Manitoba, where he has recorded seven goals and seven assists over 32 games this season. The 24-year-old has averaged 11:24 of ice time and been held without a point over the last three NHL games.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Johnny Kovacevic: Recalled, in lineup
Kovacevic was promoted to the active roster and will play Tuesday versus the Flyers, Mitchell Clinton of the Jets' official site reports.
Kovacevic will start the game in a third-pairing role alongside Josh Morrissey, who is returning from COVID-19 protocols. The 24-year-old Kovacevic has yet to record a point in two appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Johnny Kovacevic: On active roster
Kovacevic was recalled from the taxi squad to the active roster Saturday.
Kovacevic skated for 10:21 and was held without a point in his NHL debut Thursday. He is a candidate to see semi-regular NHL opportunities while Dylan Samberg (upper body) and Dylan DeMelo (lower body) remain on injured reserve.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Johnny Kovacevic: On taxi squad
The Jets reassigned Kovacevic to the taxi squad Friday.
The defenseman continues to bounce between rosters. Kovacevic logged 10:21 of ice time and one shot on goal in his NHL debut Thursday versus Vancouver.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Johnny Kovacevic: Assigned to active roster
Kovacevic was elevated from the taxi squad to the active roster Thursday.
Kovacevic could make his NHL debut as soon as Thursday's game against Vancouver. The 24-year-old has logged 14 points over 32 appearances this season for AHL Manitoba.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Johnny Kovacevic: Back on taxi squad
The Jets reassigned Kovacevic to the taxi squad Wednesday.
As expected, Kovacevic was a healthy scratch versus Florida after joining the active roster Tuesday. The 24-year-old doesn't appear likely to make his NHL debut this season.... See More ... See Less
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