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Brian Gionta | Winger | #12

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (37) / 1/18/1979
Ht / Wt:  5'7' / 183
Drafted: 1998 / Rd. 3 (82) / NJ
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Brian Gionta ended his season with the overtime winner against the Islanders on Saturday.
The tally was his second of the game, giving him 12 goals for the season and 33 points. It's the veteran's second straight season with a decline in production. Apr 10 - 1:18 AM

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Brian Gionta played Tuesday against New Jersey despite missing the morning skate because of the flu.

He didn't do anything of note statistically in the contest during his 15:51 of ice time, but the Sabres won the game 3-1. Gionta has picked up one goal and four assists in his last eight matches.
Apr 6 - 9:56 AM

Brian Gionta notched a goal in the Sabres’ 4-1 loss to the Maple Leafs on Saturday night.

Gionta scored at 4:31 of the first period via an assist from Marcus Foligno. While he only has 10 goals and 27 points, four of those points have come in the last six games. He’s also posted double-digit goals in 12 seasons of his NHL career.
Mar 19 - 10:29 PM

Brian Gionta scored against his former team on Thursday night as the Sabres fell to Montreal 3-2.

Gionta now has nine goals and 25 points in 66 games and is nowhere near the fantasy radar.
Mar 10 - 11:08 PM

Brian Gionta had two assists in a 6-3 win over Calgary on Thursday.

He helped set up goals by Rasmus Ristolainen and Johan Larsson in the match. Gionta has generated eight goals and 23 points in 62 games this season.
Mar 4 - 8:41 AM

Brian Gionta scored a goal and an assist, but it wasn't enough as Buffalo fell to Pittsburgh 4-3 on Sunday.

Gionta's now up to eight goals an 18 points on the year, a steep departure from his career norms. It would appear that a career of heavy hockey is finally catching up.
Feb 21 - 3:37 PM

Brian Gionta got his sixth goal of the 2015-16 season on Monday night in a 6-3 loss to the Rangers.

He tied the game at 1-1 late in the first period. Gionta didn't have a point in his previous five appearances and the 37-year-old winger has 16 points in 46 games this year.
Jan 26 - 9:57 AM

Brian Gionta scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Minnesota Wild.

Gionta and the Sabres did all of their damage in the first period. The Sabres captain picked up the only helper on Rasmus Ristolainen's 2-0 goal and Gionta extended the lead to 3-0 just 20 seconds later. The 36-year-old has five goals and 15 points in 40 games this season. His days of being relevant in fantasy leagues are over.
Jan 12 - 11:02 PM

Brian Gionta opened the scoring in Buffalo's 5-2 loss to Washington on Wednesday night.

He put an end to an eight-game scoring slump in the process. Playing with a red-hot Jack Eichel was just what the doctor ordered for Gionta, as the talented rookie got him and Zemgus Girgensons out of scoring droughts in the contest.
Thu, Dec 31, 2015 09:39:00 AM

Brian Gionta scored in Buffalo's 5-2 loss to Vancouver on Monday night.

He opened the scoring in the first period with his third marker of the season. Gionta has contributed 10 points in 25 games this season and three have come in his last four outings.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 09:46:00 AM

Brian Gionta got his first goal in 13 games in Thursday's 3-2 win against Florida.

He posted three shots and a plus-1 rating in the contest. Unfortunately, it doesn't make him any more attractive for fantasy owners yet. Gionta has five points and a minus-5 rating on the year.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 08:11:00 AM

Brian Gionta (lower body) will make his season debut on Thursday.

Gionta missed Buffalo's first three games due to the injury. He'll play alongside Evander Kane and with Jack Eichel, which is a big opportunity for him after he was held to just 35 points last season. Eichel and Kane had played with a variety of right wingers over Gionta's three-game absence, but the hope is that now there will be some stability.
Thu, Oct 15, 2015 04:24:00 PM

Brian Gionta (lower body) is hopeful that he can return during Buffalo's upcoming two-game road trip.

"You want to make sure it's 100 percent," said Gionta, who has been practicing with his teammates. "It felt good again today so we'll see what tomorrow brings. ... You want to push yourself to see where you're at and it just didn't respond the way we wanted to but things are feeling good now." He has missed the first three games of the season due to a lower-body ailment.
Thu, Oct 15, 2015 08:18:00 AM

Brian Gionta (lower body) won't play Monday afternoon against Columbus.

It will be his third straight game on the sidelines with a lower-body injury. The Sabres want to make sure the ailment doesn't turn into a long-term problem, so they are being cautious with Gionta's recovery. It doesn't sound like he is far away from returning, though.
Mon, Oct 12, 2015 01:57:00 PM

Brian Gionta returned to Sabres practice on Sunday.

The team's captain missed the first two games of the regular season because of a lower-body injury but he is nearing a return. "I felt great, today was a good day, I progressed well so it felt good to get out there with the guys and we’ll see how things respond tomorrow," he said. The 36-year-old also added that he is "cautiously optimistic" that he will be able to play in Monday afternoon's game against Columbus.
Sun, Oct 11, 2015 03:21:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Ryan O'Reilly
2Jack Eichel
3Johan Larsson
4Zemgus Girgensons
LW1Evander Kane
2Tyler Ennis
3Marcus Foligno
4Nicolas Deslauriers
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Sam Reinhart
3Matt Moulson
4Brian Gionta
5Hudson Fasching
D1Rasmus Ristolainen
2Zach Bogosian
3Dmitry Kulikov
4Jake McCabe
5Josh Gorges
6Justin Falk
7Cody Franson
G1Robin Lehner
2Anders Nilsson