Gonchar's injury: dislocated shoulder
The Penguins just revealed the nature of Sergei Gonchar's injury, and it's being termed a dislocated left shoulder.
That's a pretty common injury in the NHL, but figuring out how long it takes to recover from isn't that easy. We don't yet know if he requires surgery, but the Post Gazette says the time frame will be measured in weeks rather than months.
Alexei Ponikarovsky for the Maple Leafs had a dislocated shoulder last season and missed just seven games, so put that at the low end of the scale. Vinny Lecavalier, meanwhile, has been trying to recover from the injury for months and still may miss the start of the season (although he also had a torn labrum to deal with).
I bet we don't see Gonchar on the ice until at least December.