It figures - mere seconds after I toss up a fanshot that questions whether Gonch is still questionable, the Pens release official word that both Sergei Gonchar AND Max Talbot will return to the lineup tonight.
This, in case you needed me to tell you, is a good thing. However I still have my reservations with Gonch, and that is more or less rooted in the concern that he may be getting rushed back before he's 100% ready to hit the ice. I know, I know, he was cleared for contact last week. So was Max. But I think Gonch was still mentioning some discomfort in his shoulder and wrist last week, so there's a chance he won't be 100% tonight.
But in all honesty I'd love to be proven wrong.
Looks like the Chris Lee call up is a precautionary thing. I haven't read anything that leads me to believe that Mark Eaton is injured - or at least admitting to it. He did miss today's practice but is listed on the defensive pairings that were released this morning.