Gonchar could be leaving Senators, headed for Russian league

Senators defenceman Sergei Gonchar (Errol McGihon/The Ottawa Sun)

Senators defenceman Sergei Gonchar (Errol McGihon/The Ottawa Sun)

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:04 PM ET

Sergei Gonchar could be headed home.

As expected the veteran defenceman's days with the Senators could be over after reports from Russia surfaced Thursday morning he could be close to signing a deal with Metallurg Magnitogorsk in the Kontinental Hockey League.

Gonchar, who will be a unrestricted free agent on July 5, told reporters he wanted to sign a two-year deal with the club and remain in Ottawa but he has played for Magnitogorsk during both lockouts so the move makes sense.


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