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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 collected a short-handed goal and an assist, both into empty nets, to finish off Monday's 4-1 victory over Arizona.
Gionta has now recorded two points in three of his last four games, with four goals and six points during that time. The Sabres Captain now owns 11 goals and 28 points this season, his worst season total in which he's played at least 60 games since 2006-07. Mar 31 - 3:18 AM

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Brian Gionta will replace Tyler Ennis on the Buffalo Sabres' top line Saturday night against the Colorado Avalanche.

Ennis is out with a shoulder injury. Gionta will replace Ennis at right wing on the Sabres' first line alongside left wing Matt Moulson and center Johan Larsson. "His enthusiastic approach to the game the way he plays and competes should make all the young kids who get opportunities play even harder because of that," Buffalo coach Ted Nolan said of Gionta, 36, who has 10 goals and 16 assists. "I've been very impressed with Brian's overall approach." Gionta has three goals and one assist in a two-game streak.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 28 - 5:50 PM

Brian Gionta's goal and assist were not enough to help the Sabres get past fellow basement-dweller Arizona on Thursday night.

The Sabres lost 4-3 in overtime to their main rival for the draft lottery crown. Gionta has been playing well lately with seven points in his past six games.
Mar 27 - 12:52 AM

Brian Gionta scored twice, including once on the power play on Monday night, though the Sabres still fell to the Stars 4-3.

First off a rebound to open the night's scoring, and then later when he became the rebound for a fortuitous tally. Gionta now has five points over his last five games, but has just nine goals and 24 points through 60 games this season. Believe it or not, Gionta scored both of his goals from atop the crease.
Mar 24 - 1:53 AM

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

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

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All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Zemgus Girgensons
2Mikhail Grigorenko
3Phil Varone
4Johan Larsson
5Matt Ellis
6Tim Schaller
LW1Matt Moulson
2Marcus Foligno
3Nicolas Deslauriers
4Jerry D'Amigo
5Evander Kane
6Cody McCormick
RW1Tyler Ennis
2Brian Gionta
3Cody Hodgson
4Zac Dalpe
5Patrick Kaleta
D1Zach Bogosian
2Rasmus Ristolainen
3Josh Gorges
4Nikita Zadorov
5Mike Weber
6Andre Benoit
7Andrej Meszaros
8Tyson Strachan
G1Anders Lindback
2Chad Johnson
3Matt Hackett
4Andrey Makarov