Gonchar set to return and Penguins looking for a winger

The Pittsburgh Post Gazette is reporting that Sergei Gonchar is set to return to action once again and it is believed that he will play this upcoming Saturday night. Also with the Penguins it is believed that they are interested in finding a winger to play along side Sidney Crosby.

In the case of Gonchar it is noted that he is not only ready for game action but that he has looked great in practice. HTR believes that Gonchar will make a huge difference to the Penguins placement in the standings. Gonchar is very talented and can move the puck very fast to the likes of Crosby and Malkin.

Speaking of Crosby it is reported that the Penguins are continuing their search for a player who can play on his wing long term. Hossa was a great addition last season however he left to join the Wings and as a result he left the Penguins without any return on is talent when he left as an UFA. The article does not mention who the Penguins may be looking at however HTR believes that the likely candidates include Erik Cole, Mike Comrie, Steve Sullivan or Bill Guerin.

Read the article about Gonchar’s return here


Read the article about the Penguins looking for a new winger for Crosby here