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Alexei Kovalev is now an Ottawa Senator by signing a contract with the Ottawa Senators.
Problems with communication helped lead to his departure after parts of five seasons with Montreal, where his enigmatic style was revered by fans even if got him in trouble with team management at times.
After Senators general manager Bryan Murray announced he'd signed Kovalev, it was revealed Monday that Canadiens GM Bob Gainey offered the unrestricted free agent an identical deal to stay.
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