The Kings have informed Kovalchuk he will not play for the "foreseeable future," but he's allowed to practice with the team, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Kovalchuk netted a goal and dished two helpers in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Flames.
Kovalchuk (undisclosed) will play in Monday's preseason contest versus the Ducks, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports.
According to coach Todd McLellan, Kovalchuk "tweaked something" during Wednesday's practice, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports.
Kovalchuk is expected to discuss his role for 2019-20 with general manager Rob Blake in the near future, with his defensive performance likely to be addressed.
Kovalchuk (coach's decision) will play in Monday's home tilt against the Flames, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports.
Kovalchuk has publicly voiced frustration about interim Kings coach Willie Desjardains keeping him out of the lineup for two of the past three games as a healthy scratch, Lisa Dillman of The Athletic reports.
Kovalchuk (coach's decision) will play in Monday's game against Winnipeg, Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Kovalchuk (coach's decision) wasn't present for warmups ahead of Saturday's game against the Panthers, Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Kovalchuk earned a goal and an assist in Saturday's 6-3 home win over the Blackhawks.