Kovy is coming back to Montreal and he’ll be wearing a Habs jersey.
Alex Kovalev is scheduled to play in the “2013 All-Star Classic” at the Bell Centre on March 24. The popular former Habs forward will suit up for the Canadiens Alumni team when it faces off against NHL stars from the 1980s and ’90s.
Dubbed the “Greatest Hockey Stars” team, their roster will include Luc Robitaille, Raymond Bourque, Valeri Bure, Eric Lindros, Dino Ciccarelli and Marcel Dionne with Curtis Joseph in goal.
The Canadiens alumni team will include Chris Chelios, Guy Carbonneau, Vincent Damphousse and Denis Savard. They’ll be coached by Habs Hall of famer Guy Lafleur, promoter Evenko announced on Tuesday.
Former NHL coaches Michel Bergeron and Jacques Demers will be behind the bench for the Greatest Hockey Stars team.
Part of the proceeds will go to the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation and the Canadiens Alumni Association, Evenko said. Tickets go on sale Dec. 8 at 10 a.m.
The NHL All-Star Game scheduled for Jan. 27 in Columbus, Ohio, was cancelled because of the ongoing labour dispute.
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