Ryan Whitney was on NHL Live yesterday and said Gonchar was hoping to be back by the end of February, and added that he's been taking a few shots here and there and has been doing push-ups.
That's at least a month ahead of the initial prognosis.
Idoit40fans wrote:purelebo84 wrote:Probably around March.
Best deadline pickup in the NHL.
If Gonchar is effective before the 09-10 season, it will be a miracle.
Noise wrote:Regardless of whether he's in top form or not, he'll still be an upgrade over someone in the top 6 currently, and he'll bring a lot of leadership.