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by Paul on 12/22/12 at 08:08 PM ET
from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,
If the NHL does start a shortened season next month, don’t expect Sergei Gonchar to finish it with the Ottawa Senators.
The veteran defenceman, going into the final year of a contract paying him $5.5 million per season, will be targeted for a trade by the Pittsburgh Penguins once a collective bargaining agreement is reached.
Whether Gonchar’s former team waits until whatever date is set for the trade deadline or a makes a pitch before the season begins isn’t known, but league sources say Pittsburgh GM Ray Shero has interest in bringing back the 38-year-old.
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