Gonchar Out for a Month…

Sergie Gonchar, one of the most sought after defenseman, will be out for a month at least. He suffered a second-degree shoulder ligament tear.

The 29-year old Russian has been the center of trade talk for the past month. Many teams are looking to add a solid defenseman, and there’s non-better than the offensive minded Gonchar.

The Avs, Leafs, and Flyers are all very interested in Gonchar.

“”I just have to take it easy and wait until it gets better,” Gonchar, 29, told the Washington Post. “There is nothing we can do for it, no treatment, nothing.”

“I just have to rest it and hopefully I can come back in three or four weeks.” “(Copied from www.canoe.ca)

Gonchar is making $3.65 million this year, and is eligible for arbitration at the end of the year. He leads defensemen in scoring.