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Gonchar won’t return Saturday thanks to upper-body injury

Dec 22, 2013, 12:44 AM EDT

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Dallas Stars defenseman Sergei Gonchar won’t return against the San Jose Sharks on Saturday after suffering an upper-body injury, according to Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News.

(Observers note that upper-body injury might actually mean taking a puck to the face.)

It’s a shame for the 39-year-old, as Gonchar seemed like he was just starting to turn around his game lately. Eight of his 12 points have come in the last eight games before Saturday, including a stretch of six points over three contests.

No word on the severity of the injury just yet.

Update: San Jose ended up winning 3-2 via a shootout.

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    • blomfeld - Dec 22, 2013 at 1:13 AM

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