Penguins' Gonchar cleared to play
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Penguins defenseman Sergei Gonchar today received medical clearance to return to the lineup.
Gonchar, the team's top defenseman and quarterback of the power play, will not play tonight against San Jose. He said he will continue to practice and judge himself day to day to determine when he believes he is ready to return. That could be Saturday at Toronto.
Gonchar has been out all season. A shoulder injury in a preseason game required surgery.
First Published February 11, 2009 12:02 pm