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Brian Gionta | Winger

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (36) / 1/18/1979
Ht / Wt:  5'7' / 176
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Brian Gionta produced a goal and two helpers in a 6-3 victory against Vancouver on Thursday.
The Sabres captain has just seven markers and 19 points in 49 games this campaign. Gionta played on new-look top line versus the Canucks because of injuries to Zemgus Girgensons and Tyler Ennis. Gionta and Matt Moulson set two goals by Torrey Mitchell in the match. He scored into an empty net to seal the win. Feb 27 - 9:11 AM

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Brian Gionta had a goal in regulation and another in the shootout as Buffalo sealed a rare win against Philadelphia on Thursday.

It was the veteran's first point in six games and his 14th in 44 games so far this season. Gionta in -7 with 16 penalty minutes so far this season. It was also the 500th point of his NHL career. Buffalo will again try to narrow the 29-point gap on a playoff spot on Friday night against the Rangers.
Feb 19 - 11:05 PM

Brian Gionta tallied the game-winning goal against Montreal to snap Buffalo's 14-game losing streak.

He scored late in the first period to give the Sabres a 3-1 lead and the team held on for a 3-2 victory. The former Canadiens captain has five goals and 14 points in 38 matches this campaign.
Feb 4 - 10:13 AM

Brian Gionta picked up assists on both of Buffalo's goals, however they still fell to Edmonton 3-2 on Thursday night.

It was a solid game by the Captain who made his presence known by helping to create several opportunities, including the two eventual goals. Through 17:31 of ice time he put forth a block, two hits, three shots, plus a minor penalty, just to touch all of the major fantasy categories. Gionta now has four goals and 13 points in 36 games this season.
Jan 30 - 1:41 AM

Brian Gionta (upper body) will be back in the lineup against Calgary on Tuesday night.

He has been on the shelf for the last 13 games with an upper-body injury that he said was not to his head. The Sabres captain has four goals and 11 points in 34 games this season.
Jan 27 - 7:55 AM

The Buffalo Sabres expect Brian Gionta (upper body) to return for their first game after the All-Star break.

The Sabres will be taking on the Flames on January 27th, and Gionta should be back for that game. Gionta has missed 12 straight games with the injury he suffered on December 21st. "Two more days then we have the All-Star break, and he’s ready to go for the rest of the year versus taking that little risk now," coach Ted Nolan said in First Niagara Center. "We don’t think it’s worth it. Eight to 10 days and he’ll be 100 percent.
Jan 18 - 11:26 AM

Brian Gionta (upper body) may not be back until after the All-Star break.

Gionta has been practicing with the Sabres all week, but the club is erring on the side of caution. "You have to make sure you maintain that patience that you're doing the right thing for him for the long term," coach Ted Nolan said. "I'd play him tonight, to tell you the truth, but we'll be a little bit more patient. If there's still that little question mark, we'll wait until after the All-Star break."
Jan 16 - 10:23 AM

Brian Gionta (upper body) has been placed on the injured reserve list.

Gionta hasn't played since Dec. 21, so he can be activated whenever he's healthy. He has four goals and 11 points in 34 contests this season.
Jan 13 - 5:30 PM

Brian Gionta (upper body) took part in Sunday's practice.

It was his first session since before Christmas. "It feels good to get out here with the guys," said Gionta, who still doesn't have a timetable for his return. "We'll see how I progress all week." Gionta suffered what is believed to be a head injury on Dec. 21 on a hit from Boston defenseman Matt Bartkowski.
Jan 12 - 8:59 AM

Brian Gionta is listed as week-to-week with an upper-body injury.

He was injured in Boston on Dec. 21 when he received a high hit from defenseman Matt Bartkowski. The Sabres captain has four goals and 11 points in 34 games this year.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 08:10:00 AM

Brian Gionta didn't play Tuesday night because of an upper-body injury.

That was expected after he left Sunday's game following a hard hit from Boston's Matt Bartkowski. Coach Ted Nolan said Gionta is not suffering from a concussion, but the Sabres captain needs further examination when the team returns to Buffalo.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 10:15:00 AM

Matt Bartkowski delivered a big high hit to Brian Gionta in the first period of Sunday's Bruins-Sabres tilt, Gionta will not return due to an upper body injury.

Gionta went airborn, spun around, and landed viciously before laying still on the ice face-first. Before leaving under his own power, the Sabres captain skated 4:06 with one shot on goal. We'll keep you updated on his condition.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 08:32:00 PM

Brian Gionta netted a goal for Buffalo in its 3-2 loss to the Panthers on Saturday night.

The 35-year-old is in town not for his offensive abilities but for his leadership. Gionta has just three goals and nine points on the season, as this was his first goal since a milt-goal effort Nov. 18. Drew Stafford picked up the other goal, just his fifth of the season.
Sat, Dec 6, 2014 10:44:00 PM

Brian Gionta tallied a pair of goals for the Sabres in Tuesday's 4-1 defeat of San Jose.

It took him 20 games, but Gionta, like the rest of his Sabres teammates, has finally broken out of his offensive shell. The goals on this night were the first two of his season so he shouldn't be anywhere near a fantasy roster. He also added an assist in the match. Brian Flynn and Nicolas Deslauriers scored Buffalo's other goals in the win.
Wed, Nov 19, 2014 12:22:00 AM

Brian Gionta feels he's getting some chances, but he has to do more to produce.

"Last few games I had some good chances, just missed the net or kind of tried to get too precise with things," he said. "For the most part I feel good about my game except getting on the score sheet. ... It always is frustrating. You want to help the team and you want to be part of that. Especially when the team is losing you want to do what you can to help and part of that is scoring in my position. I have to do better in that aspect." Gionta doesn't have a goal in 13 games with the Sabres and he's contributed just one assist. He's picked up 20 shots and will be looking to get on the board against his former team, the Montreal Canadiens, on Wednesday night.
Wed, Nov 5, 2014 08:29:00 AM

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6Matt Ellis
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8Tim Schaller
LW1Matt Moulson
2Marcus Foligno
3Evander Kane
4Cody McCormick
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RW1Brian Gionta
2Zac Dalpe
3Patrick Kaleta
4Jerry D'Amigo
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4Nikita Zadorov
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