Sergei Gonchar D MON 1 Month

Though Gonchar (upper body) is cleared to play, he won't suit up Tuesday against the Blues.

Meanwhile, coach Michel Therrien noted that the Habs are taking the decision on when to play Gonchar -- who last suited up on Feb. 14 -- on a day-to-day basis in advance of Thursday's contest against the Blue Jackets.

Sergei Gonchar D MON 1 Month

Canadiens coach Michel Therrien said Thursday that Gonchar (upper body) will likely return next week, NHL.com's Arpon Basu reports.Gonchar's IR stint is retroactive to Feb. 14, but he apparently won't be ready after the minimum seven days. Montreal has three games next week, against the Blues on Tuesday, Blue Jackets on Thursday, and Maple Leafs on Saturday.

Sergei Gonchar D MON 1 Month

Gonchar (upper body) has been placed on IR by the Canadiens, Marc Antoine Godin of the Montreal Gazette reports.Gonchar, who has gone four games without a point, has missed the Habs' last two games, and remains without a clear-cut timetable for a return now that he is on IR. The veteran blueliner has notched 13 points in 41 games to date.

Sergei Gonchar D MON 1 Month

Gonchar (upper body) will not play Wednesday against the Senators, John Lu of TSN reports.Gonchar didn't travel with the Canadiens on their two-game road swing, and it seems unlikely he'll be available for Thursday's home contest against the Panthers. The Habs are listing him as day-to-day, but he shouldn't be considered close to playing until he begins skating.

Sergei Gonchar D MON 1 Month

Gonchar (upper body) won't travel with the team to Detroit for Monday's game against the Red Wings, Arpon Basu of LNH.com reports.Gonchar was forced out of Saturday's game in the first period against the Maple Leafs, and it appears he will miss at least Monday's game as a result. The team heads to Ottawa following that game, and it's possible Gonchar rejoins the team then.

Sergei Gonchar D MON 1 Month

Gonchar was removed in the first period of Saturday's game against the Maple Leafs due to an upper-body injury and will not return, Arpon Basu of LNH.com reports.Gonchar was the recipient of a blindside hit into the boards by the Leafs' David Clarkson, resulting in an ejection for the Toronto forward. The Habs are listing Gonchar as day-to-day for now, but it wouldn't be a surprise if he was forced to miss time, as his head appeared to collide violently with the glass. The team should offer an update on his condition ahead of Monday's tilt with the Red Wings.

Sergei Gonchar D MON 2 Months

Gonchar returned to action Tuesday night after getting one-game rest break.

Gonchar skated 18:08 with two shots, two blocked shots and a minus-1 in a 3-2 loss to Buffalo.

Sergei Gonchar D MON 2 Months

Gonchar was given a rest day and was not in Sunday's lineup against the Coyotes.

Mike Weaver took Gonchar's spot in the active lineup.

Sergei Gonchar D MON 3 Months

Gonchar picked two assists on both Montreal goals and went plus-2 in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Bolts.

He made the most of his fairly limited ice time, as he has been lately -- despite clearing 20 minutes only once in the last six games, he's recorded five assists and a plus-5 rating.

Sergei Gonchar D MON 4 Months

Gonchar scored his first goal as a Canadien in Friday night's loss to the Blackhawks.

At 40-years-old, Gonchar's big scoring days are behind him, but he's been very steady on defense for Montreal and is part of the team's power play.