5 years ago

The Pittsburgh Penguins will reportedly pursue Sergei Gonchar once this lockout ends.

Assuming that report is true, when the lockout actually ends will determine the nature of the Penguins' pursuit. Gonchar only has one season left on his contract, so they might attempt to trade for him or scoop him up as an unrestricted free agent. Gonchar is a familiar element for the Penguins, who could help them both in the locker room and with the man advantage.