Penguins' Gonchar to serve as defensemen development coach
OCT 27, 2:07p ET | FOX Sports
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News: Gonchar was released from his PTO with the Penguins on Saturday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Impact: Saturday's release may represent the end of the 41-year-old Gonchar's NHL career. He enjoyed a long and fruitful stay in the NHL, racking up 220 goals and 591 assists in 1,301 career NHL contests. If Gonchar doesn't get an opportunity to suit up for another NHL club in 2015-16, the Penguins have already communicated that they would love to have him return to their organization in an administrative capacity.