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.
Kovalchuk (upper body) is expected to return to the lineup for Saturday's game against the Blackhawks, Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Kovalchuk won't play Thursday against the Stars due to an upper-body injury.
Kovalchuk scored in his return to New Jersey, helping his current squad earn a 5-1 win over the Devils on Tuesday.
Kovalchuk notched two assists in Monday's 4-3 overtime win over the Rangers.