Sergei Gonchar D MON 12 Days

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 15 Days

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 16 Days

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 27 Days

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 28 Days

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 2 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 3 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.

Sergei Gonchar D MON 4 Months

Gonchar had two assists in Saturday night's 6-3 win over the Flyers.

Neither of his assists came on the power play, but the Canadiens are giving Gonchar credit for his role in turning around the team's man-advantage unit. Montreal has scored four power play goals in the last two games.

Sergei Gonchar D MON 4 Months

Gonchar made his Montreal debut Thursday night, playing 20:08 in Thursday night's 5-1 win over the Bruins. He was credited with three shots in goal with another five that missed and had three hits.

As expected, Gonchar was part of the power play, getting 4:49 of ice time with the man advantage. He paired with Tom Gilbert in even-strength situations and Andrei Markov on the power play.

Sergei Gonchar D MON 4 Months

Gonchar will make his debut for the Canadiens on Thursday versus the Bruins.

Coach Michel Therrien hasn't announced who Gonchar will play alongside or which defensemen will be scratched to make room for the four-time All-Star, but it looks like he'll be inaugurated into one of hockey's greatest rivalries right away. Despite his impressive production in previous seasons, Gonchar is clearly in the twilight of his career at this point, and isn't certain to hold down a regular lineup spot beyond Thursday's debut.