'Glee': Mark Salling is still a regular and Puck will be back

marksalling2-glee-320.jpgThe recent "Duets" episode of "Glee" was missing one mohawked bad-boy, but don't worry! Puck ( Mark Salling) won't be left to languish in juvie for long.

An online report claims that Salling would not be returning to "Glee" for the forseeable future due to a breach of contract. According to the report, Salling's off-screen music career was interfering with his obligation to "Glee," and he was put on an indefinite hiatus.

Since we bumped into Salling at the "Glee" premiere party and the FOX Fall Kickoff party -- both of which took place after the filming of "Duets" -- we were highly skeptical.

Sources close to Salling and the show assure Zap2it that isn't the case. "It's all incorrect. Of course Mark is still on the show, he just wasn't in that episode."

We're assured that Salling didn't appear in the episode for creative reasons, not contractual trouble. Puck's short absence simply makes room for Sam ( Chord Overstreet) to find his place in the "Glee" club -- and to sing his way into the heart of Puck's ex, Quinn ( Dianna Agron). It's not uncommon for series regulars to miss a few episodes here and there - Sue ( Jane Lynch) and Emma ( Jayma Mays) were also missing in action for the episode in question.

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