Skip to content

Ruff says Gonchar ‘out for a while probably’ after puck in face

Dec 22, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

Comments Off on Ruff says Gonchar ‘out for a while probably’ after puck in face
Sergei Gonchar Getty Images

Sergei Gonchar‘s departure from the Dallas Stars’ 3-2 shootout loss to the San Jose Sharks could leave them without another defenseman for an extended period.

Gonchar left the game in the second period with what was initially called an upper-body injury. Stars coach Lindy Ruff updated his situation after the game as Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News shared.

“He’s all right,” said Ruff of Gonchar. “He took a puck to the face and isn’t feeling well, so he has to stay out for a while probably.”

That’s not exactly descriptive, but the Stars are already shorthanded on the blue line. Trevor Daley (sprained ankle) and Stephane Robidas (broken leg) are two members of their top-four on defense who are out and now Gonchar makes three.

At least Gonchar’s injury doesn’t sound too bad at the moment. As we’ve seen in the past, however, things can change.

Latest Posts
  1. Clune is set to attend Leafs camp after signing with AHL’s Marlies

    Jul 5, 2015, 12:31 PM EDT

    Rich Clune AP

    He shared his story (and struggles) this past week.

  2. Report: Wild’s Haula files for arbitration

    Jul 5, 2015, 10:49 AM EDT

    haulagetty Getty Images

    That doesn’t guarantee that a hearing would take place, though.

  3. Changes continue for Canucks after reportedly letting go of their head trainer

    Jul 4, 2015, 11:20 PM EDT

    AP

    Vancouver started its development camp this weekend.

  4. Report: Contract negotiations between Blackhawks, Kruger ‘progressing OK’

    Jul 4, 2015, 10:10 PM EDT

    Getty Images

    His offensive totals were down, but was regularly used on penalty kill.

  5. Putting pen to paper: Wild re-sign Dubnyk

    Jul 4, 2015, 7:10 PM EDT

    AP

    They had agreed to terms last weekend.

  6. Oilers prospect Draisaitl ‘totally fine’ playing the wing

    Jul 4, 2015, 5:40 PM EDT

    Getty Images

    Played 37 games with Edmonton last season before getting sent back to the WHL.

  7. Caps agree to terms with veteran goalie Dan Ellis

    Jul 4, 2015, 12:48 PM EDT

    Dan Ellis Getty Images

    Washington’s AHL tandem has more NHL playing experience than Holtby and Grubauer.

  8. Canucks ink journeyman Blair Jones

    Jul 4, 2015, 11:30 AM EDT

    Blair Jones Getty Images

    He usually gets at least one stint in the NHL per season.

  9. Hoffman files for arbitration after breakout season

    Jul 4, 2015, 10:18 AM EDT

    Mike Hoffman Getty Images

    The two sides reportedly aren’t close to an agreement.

  10. Kings sign McBain to one-year extension

    Jul 4, 2015, 9:09 AM EDT

    Jamie McBain Getty Images

    What role he has could depend on the Kings and league’s decision regarding Slava Voynov.

  11. Blues re-sign Jaskin to one-year contract

    Jul 3, 2015, 11:00 PM EDT

    Getty Images

    Scored 13 goals in 54 games last season.

Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. Z. Kassian (2508)
  2. M. Richards (2426)
  3. S. Voynov (2347)
  4. B. Saad (2333)
  5. P. Kessel (2300)
  1. B. Richards (2095)
  2. R. O'Reilly (2011)
  3. M. Green (1998)
  4. M. St. Louis (1901)
  5. A. Sekera (1761)