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55 Sergei Gonchar D
Height/Weight: 6-2/210 | Birthdate: 4/13/1974 | Birthplace: Chelyabinsk, Russia, USSR | Team: Montreal Canadiens | College: None | NHL Experience: 19 | Salary: $5,500,000 | Owned/Started%: 10/4 | Average Draft Position: 227.33
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12/6/2014

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Sergei Gonchar

Gonchar Scores First As A Canadien

News: Sergei Gonchar scored his first goal as a Canadien in Friday night's loss to the Blackhawks.
Analysis: At 40 years old, Sergei Gonchar's big scoring days are behind him, but he's been very steady on defense for Montreal and is part of the team's power play.

11/16/2014

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Sergei Gonchar

Habs' Gonchar Assists In Win

News: Sergei Gonchar had two assists in Saturday night's 6-3 win over the Flyers.
Analysis: Neither of his assists came on the man advantage, but the Canadiens are giving Sergei Gonchar credit for his role in turning around the team's power-play unit. Montreal has scored four power-play goals in the last two games.

11/14/2014

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Sergei Gonchar

Gonchar Makes Montreal Debut

News: Sergei Gonchar made his Montreal debut Thursday night, playing 20:08 in Thursday night's 5-1 win over the Bruins. He was credited with three shots in goal with another five that missed and had three hits.
Analysis: As expected, Sergei Gonchar was part of the power play, getting 4:49 of ice time with the man advantage. He paired with Tom Gilbert in even-strength situations and Andrei Markov on the power play.

11/13/2014

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Sergei Gonchar

Habs To Play Gonchar On Thursday

News: Sergei Gonchar will make his debut for the Canadiens on Thursday versus the Bruins.
Analysis: Coach Michel Therrien hasn't announced who Sergei Gonchar will play alongside or which defensemen will be scratched to make room for the four-time All-Star, but it looks like he'll be inaugurated into one of hockey's greatest rivalries right away. Despite his impressive production in previous seasons, Gonchar is clearly in the twilight of his career at this point, and isn't certain to hold down a regular lineup spot beyond Thursday's debut.

11/13/2014

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Sergei Gonchar

Habs Expected To Use Gonchar On Power Play

News: Sergei Gonchar is expected to play on one of Montreal's power-play units, the Montreal Gazette reports. The 40-year-old Gonchar was traveling Wednesday and will be in town in time for Thursday's home game against Boston, though head coach Michel Therrien was uncertain about the new defenseman's status for the game.
Analysis: Sergei Gonchar has a ton of experience on the power play, an ugly area for the Canadiens, who have scored three times in 42 opportunities (7.1 percent, 28th in NHL). The most obvious concern is that Gonchar hasn't played a lot of hockey this season, having missed the first 11 games with a broken bone in his foot. Therrien, who coached Gonchar when the two were in Pittsburgh, is quite familiar with the Russian defenseman and can envision how he'll be helpful to Montreal's man-advantage units.

11/12/2014

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Sergei Gonchar

Habs' Gonchar Uncertain For Thursday

News: Sergei Gonchar is uncertain to play Thursday against the Bruins, Marc Antoine Godin of the Montreal Gazette reports.
Analysis: Since Sergei Gonchar was acquired by the Canadiens just a day earlier, coach Michel Therrien may want the defenseman to practice with the team for a couple of days first before throwing him into the lineup right away. Therrien and Gonchar will meet Thursday morning before a determination on the defenseman's status for the game is reached.

11/11/2014

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Sergei Gonchar

Stars Trade Gonchar To Habs

News: Sergei Gonchar was traded to the Canadiens on Tuesday in exchange for forward Travis Moen.
Analysis: Sidelined by an ankle injury over the first month of the season, Sergei Gonchar has played a minimal role for the Stars since returning to action, averaging just 13:02 of ice time over three role. A top-four role likely doesn't await Gonchar in Montreal, but he'll at least give the team a veteran option on the third pairing to mix with one of the team's younger blueliners in Jarred Tinordi or Nathan Beaulieu.

11/9/2014

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Sergei Gonchar

Gonchar Records First Point Of Season For Stars

News: Sergei Gonchar had an assist and a minus-1 rating through 13:17 of play in Saturday's loss to San Jose.
Analysis: Sergei Gonchar, once a great offensive defenseman, saw his production slow to a trickle last year and there's little reason to believe that will change this year. In his third game of the season he grabbed his first point, but he's not getting enough minutes to make him worth a gamble. He has yet to cross the 14-minute mark and will see his minutes protected throughout the season.

11/6/2014

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Sergei Gonchar

Stars' Gonchar Appears Set To Play Thursday

News: Sergei Gonchar (muscle soreness) was on the ice for morning skate and is expected to play Thursday against the Predators, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Analysis: The Stars weren't certain if Sergei Gonchar would be ready to play against the Predators after he experienced some soreness following his season debut Tuesday night, but it appears the 40-year-old was feeling better Thursday. Gonchar has some catching up to do on the conditioning front after missing nearly a month of action, so he'll likely only see limited minutes on the third pairing until he proves deserving of a greater role.

11/6/2014

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Sergei Gonchar

Stars' Gonchar In Question For Thursday's Game

News: Sergei Gonchar has been bothered by some muscle soreness and his status for the Stars' game on Thursday against Nashville is in question, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Analysis: Sergei Gonchar made his season debut on Tuesday in a 3-1 loss to the Kings, where he managed just one shot on goal. The 40-year-old defenseman had missed all of the Stars' previous games this season due to an ankle injury he suffered in the preseason. Gonchar's offensive production has been down the past few seasons, but he can still provide a small boost to fantasy owners due to his ability to rack up assists. He's accumulated at least 20 helpers in each of the past five seasons.

11/4/2014

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Sergei Gonchar

Stars' Gonchar Likely To Make Season Debut

News: Sergei Gonchar (ankle) has been activated from injured reserve and should suit up Tuesday against the Kings, according to Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News.
Analysis: The Stars tried to trade Sergei Gonchar in the offseason, but that was a different time for the defense-starved team. His fantasy value may be limited though. Gonchar's offensive production is on the decline and the team protected his minutes quite a bit last season. Nonetheless, Gonchar will get some solid minutes as a welcome addition to a Stars roster that can't seem to stop the parade of pucks from going in their own net.

11/3/2014

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Sergei Gonchar

Stars' Gonchar Questionable For Tuesday

News: Sergei Gonchar (ankle) is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Kings, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Analysis: Sergei Gonchar is apparently healthy enough to play, but may need to work on his conditioning before returning to the lineup. If he can't suit up Tuesday, he should be back in the lineup Thursday against the Predators.

10/27/2014

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Sergei Gonchar

Stars' Gonchar Won't Play This Week

News: Sergei Gonchar (ankle) is not expected to return this week, Mark Stepneski of the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Sergei Gonchar skated Monday, and is progressing in the rehab process, but won't be able to return to the lineup until next week at the earliest. The veteran blueliner is nearing the end of his career, and the team has undoubtedly made it a priority to keep him healthy.

10/22/2014

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Sergei Gonchar

Stars' Gonchar Out Next Two Games

News: Sergei Gonchar (ankle) will not return to action in the Stars' next two games, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Analysis: Sergei Gonchar has demonstrated progress by resuming skating Monday, but he's probably not going to be ready play until next week at the earliest. In addition to the ankle ailment that continues to keep Gonchar out, the Stars also lost Patrik Nemeth to a season-ending injury this past Saturday, weakening an already-thin Dallas blue line.

10/21/2014

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Sergei Gonchar

Stars' Gonchar Skates Solo Monday

News: Sergei Gonchar (ankle) skated on his own Monday, Mark Stepneski of the Stars' website reports.
Analysis: It's not exactly clear where Sergei Gonchar stands in his recovery, but it's a good sign that he was able to get back on the ice. Gonchar will likely be ready to return to game action sometime in early November.

10/7/2014

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Sergei Gonchar

Stars Place Gonchar On IR

News: Sergei Gonchar (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Monday.
Analysis: Sergei Gonchar is not expected to return until early November due to a severe ankle injury. His injury will pave the way for youngster Jamie Oleksiak to make the Stars' Opening Night roster.

10/2/2014

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Sergei Gonchar

Stars' Gonchar: (Ankle) To Miss 3-5 Weeks

News: Sergei Gonchar has been ruled out for three-to-five weeks with an ankle injury, NHL.com's Mark Stepneski reports.
Analysis: The multi-week injury likely ensures that Sergei Gonchar will open the season on injured reserve, and surely was a motivating factor in the Stars getting a deal done with restricted free agent Brenden Dillon. Now 40 years old and a full four years removed from his last 50-point campaign, Gonchar shouldn't be on anyone's radar outside of very deep leagues.

10/2/2014

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Sergei Gonchar

Stars' Gonchar (Ankle) Questionable For Opener

News: Coach Lindy Ruff acknowledged Sergei Gonchar (ankle) could be out for "a period of time," Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Analysis: Though the Stars are still a full week away from their regular-season opener against the Blackhawks, Ruff's ominous words suggest Sergei Gonchar's status is in serious question for that contest, and possibly beyond. More information regarding his condition should be available in the coming days, but it might be prudent to move him down a few pegs on your draft board, in the event the injury proves to be more serious. Gonchar's fantasy appeal was already on the downturn before he suffered the ailment, as he tallied only two goals and 20 assists in his first season in Big D, with his 22 points representing his lowest output for a full campaign since 1997-98.

10/2/2014

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Sergei Gonchar

Stars' Gonchar Sits Out With Ankle Injury

News: Sergei Gonchar did not participate in Wednesday's practice after taking a puck off his ankle late in Tuesday's exhibition game, Brandon Worley of DefendingBigD.com reports.
Analysis: It's not entirely clear what type of setback Sergei Gonchar is dealing with, but he was seen in obvious pain on the bench after being struck by the puck. Expect an update on his status as more details become available.

9/25/2014

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Sergei Gonchar

Stars' Gonchar Returns To Practice

News: Sergei Gonchar (ear) returned to practice Wednesday, NHL.com reports.
Analysis: Sergei Gonchar appears to be just fine after suffering an ear laceration upon taking a puck to the head in a scrimmage Sunday. He could return to preseason action for the Stars as soon as Friday's tilt with the Lightning.

9/22/2014

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Sergei Gonchar

Stars' Gonchar Suffers Ear Injury

News: Sergei Gonchar will be sidelined for a few days with an ear laceration, Mark Stepneski of the team's official site reports.
Analysis: The veteran will take a few days to heal up, but his status for the regular season isn't in jeopardy at this point.

8/7/2014

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Sergei Gonchar

Stars Tried To Trade Gonchar

News: The Stars spent part of the summer trying to find a trade partner for Sergei Gonchar, according to the Dallas Morning News.
Analysis: The 40-year-old defenseman averaged just 17:37 of ice time last season and a paltry 13:24 during the playoffs. His production dropped off steeply as he posted 22 points in 76 games last season after scoring 27 in 45 games the year before. Despite the team's willingness to reportedly eat half of his $5 million salary, they couldn't find a home for Sergei Gonchar. He should still have some upside, but it sounds as though Dallas may not give him many minutes and his leash may be short, especially with a glut of young d-men looking to crack the roster this season.

3/24/2014

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Sergei Gonchar

Stars' Gonchar Has Assist In Limited Ice Time

News: Sergei Gonchar grabbed an assist while playing just 13:35 in Monday's win over the Jets.
Analysis: At 39 years old, Sergei Gonchar doesn't have the stamina he once had. Or Stars management doesn't trust him enough to let him test it. Either way, you aren't getting much ice time out of the veteran. The last time he crossed the 20-minute mark was Jan. 16, and he's been under 15 minutes in the last three games.

3/5/2014

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Sergei Gonchar

Stars' Gonchar Tallies Assist, Snaps Slump

News: Sergei Gonchar had an assist and 16:52 of ice time in Tuesday's loss to the Blue Jackets.
Analysis: Sergei Gonchar is having a rough season. His ice time is low and he's putting points on the board at one of the slowest paces of his career. His two goals and 17 assists in 56 games this season is less than what he did in 45 last year.

2/17/2014

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Sergei Gonchar

Stars' Gonchar Slowing With Age

News: Sergei Gonchar has two goals and 16 assists in 52 games so far this season.
Analysis: Sergei Gonchar is a few years past his prime at this point, but he still chips in offensively every now and then. His minus-8 rating makes him a little less valuable, so there are probably more productive options out there for owners who need help on the blue line.