Report: Habs’ Gonchar to miss game vs. Red Wings

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Montreal Canadiens defenseman Sergei Gonchar is expected to miss Monday’s game against the Detroit Red Wings due to an upper body injury.

Gonchar suffered the injury Saturday night thanks to a first period hit from Leafs’ forward David Clarkson.

Clarkson was assessed a major penalty for interference, five for fighting and a game misconduct on the play.

According to Lavoie, Clarkson isn’t expected to face supplemental discipline for the hit.

Gonchar has 12 points in 38 games this season while registering a plus-8 rating and averaging 18:37 in ice time.