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Sergei Gonchar | Defenseman

Team: Dallas Stars
Age / DOB:  (40) / 4/13/1974
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 206
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Dallas has been unable to move Sergei Gonchar even though the team was reportedly willing to retain half of the veteran defender's $5 million salary.
It makes you wonder why the Stars didn't buy him out when they had the chance. The 40-year-old defender registered two goals and 22 points in 76 games last season. There's a chance that he could have his role reduced this season, as Dallas has plenty of young defensemen itching for NHL playing time. If he loses power-play time then he won't be worth owning at all. Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News believes that the Stars will continue to look to trade Gonchar, while trying to get more out of him this year. That could be a problem if he falls down the depth chart. Aug 5 - 1:08 PM

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The Dallas Stars aren't interested in buying out Sergei Gonchar.

They might still trade Gonchar if there's a market for him. However, he's 40 years old now and is coming off a rough season, so there might not be many interested parties for the once great offensive defenseman.
Jun 17 - 9:08 AM

Sergei Gonchar is on a three-game point streak.

Gonchar scored a goal against his former team, the Pittsburgh Penguins, on Saturday. He now has two goals and 17 points in 46 contests in 2013-14. It's worth adding that 10 of his 17 points have come on the man advantage.
Jan 26 - 9:43 AM

Sergei Gonchar contributed two assists in Dallas' 7-1 thumping of Toronto on Thursday.

He has three helpers in his past two games after he posted just one point (a goal) in his previous 10 contests. Gonchar's first season in Dallas has not been a productive one with just one goal and 16 points in 45 games.
Jan 24 - 8:41 AM

Sergei Gonchar was in action Saturday night against Minnesota.

There was some question as to whether he would play due to a lower-body injury that kept him from practice Friday, but he was able to log 17:26 in the Stars' 3-2 loss and seems OK.
Jan 19 - 2:54 AM

Sergei Gonchar is questionable for Saturday night's game against Minnesota.

He is dealing with a lower-body injury and did not practice Friday. Aaron Rome appears to be ready to return to action and is likely to take Gonchar's spot in the lineup. Keep Gonchar on reserve for now.
Jan 18 - 12:25 PM

Sergei Gonchar is dealing with a lower-body injury.

Gonchar is questionable for Saturday's game as a result. He has 13 points and a minus-seven rating 41 games this season.
Jan 17 - 2:17 PM

Sergei Gonchar scored his first goal of the season Sunday, but the Stars lost to the Islanders by a score of 4-2.

It took him 39 games to do it, but Gonchar finally got on the board with an even-strength marker in the first period. Ray Whitney also counted for Dallas with his fifth of the campaign in the defeat.
Jan 12 - 9:08 PM

Although Sergei Gonchar didn't make Team Russia, he would still be happy to join them as an injury replacement if they end up needing one.

"Yes, definitely," Gonchar said. "They have been great for me. Growing up in Russia, I never thought about NHL, I only thought about Olympics. That's the biggest dream you're dreaming of. It’s disappointing, because this would be special playing at home." Gonchar has represented Russia in four Olympic Games. The 39-year-old defenseman has 12 points in 38 contests this season.
Jan 12 - 10:02 AM

Sergei Gonchar didn't make Team Russia's roster.

Gonchar has enjoyed a great career, but he has understandably slowed down at the age of 39. That being said, it's not like Russia's defense will be filled with stars, so it was still somewhat surprising to see him kept off the team. He has 12 points in 36 games in 2013-14.
Source: TSN.ca
Jan 7 - 11:30 AM

Sergei Gonchar (concussion) will return to the fold on Monday night.

He has missed six games because of concussion-like symptoms. "With that kind of injury, you want to be sure, and I was also out 10 days not doing anything. That's what happens with concussions, you lay around and don't do anything," Gonchar said "So I feel like I waited and worked and my conditioning is good, and I can jump right in now." Gonchar has no goals and 12 assists in 35 games this campaign.
Jan 6 - 4:04 PM

Coach Lindy Ruff thinks Sergei Gonchar could return from his concussion-like symptoms on Monday.

"I would expect Sergei to be back on the Isle (Monday)," Ruff said after Saturday's skate. "He was actually hoping maybe for tonight. My feelings were hold him out, get him a real good skate today, another real good practice, and he'll be over it." He took part in Saturday's skate and looked good during the session.
Jan 4 - 2:19 PM

Sergei Gonchar (concussion) took part the Stars' practice on Friday.

Gonchar is doubtful for Saturday's game, but should be able to return in the near future. He has 12 assists and a minus-five rating in 35 games in 2013-14.
Jan 3 - 4:29 PM

Sergei Gonchar was skating in a no-contact jersey at the Stars' practice Monday.

He seems to be progressing from his concussion. This is good news. We will keep you advised as to Gonchar's recovery.
Mon, Dec 30, 2013 12:35:00 PM

Sergei Gonchar worked out off ice on Saturday.

He is dealing with a concussion and is in the first stages of recovery. Gonchar, who missed the Stars' last two games, will be looking to step up his physical activity next week provided he does not suffer a setback.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 01:19:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Seguin
2Jason Spezza
3Cody Eakin
4Vernon Fiddler
5Travis Morin
LW1Jamie Benn
2Erik Cole
3Antoine Roussel
4Shawn Horcoff
RW1Valeri Nichushkin
2Ales Hemsky
3Ryan Garbutt
4Colton Sceviour
5Patrick Eaves
6Rich Peverley
D1Alex Goligoski
2Trevor Daley
3Sergei Gonchar
4Brenden Dillon
5Jordie Benn
6Kevin Connauton
G1Kari Lehtonen
2Anders Lindback