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Stephen Gionta | Winger

Team: New Jersey Devils
Age / DOB:  (31) / 10/9/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'7' / 185
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Stephen Gionta had an assist in his return from a back injury.
Gionta also logged 19:26 minutes of ice time, including 6:12 shorthanded minutes. He was sidelined for three consecutive contests. Apr 10 - 10:47 AM

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Stephen Gionta (back) will return on Thursday.

Gionta hasn't played since March 31. He has five goals and 12 points in 59 contests in 2014-15.
Apr 9 - 4:27 PM

Stephen Gionta won't return from his back issue on Tuesday.

He took to the ice on Tuesday morning with the Devils' other scratches, which included Martin Havlat, Michael Ryder, Peter Harrold and backup goaltender Keith Kinkaid. Gionta expects to travel with the Devils and he could be back in the fold for at least one of the team's last two games.
Apr 7 - 4:52 PM

Stephen Gionta (back) is hoping to play Tuesday.

He sat out the last two games due to muscle spasms in his lower back. "We'll see how I feel in the morning," Gionta said. "First time I had contact, so we'll take it from there."
Apr 6 - 5:07 PM

Stephen Gionta (back) is expected to miss Friday's game.

Gionta has five goals and 12 points in 59 contests in 2014-15. Look for Reid Boucher to draw back into the lineup as a result of Gionta's absence.
Apr 3 - 11:00 AM

Stephen Gionta (back) didn't take part in Thursday's practice.

Gionta sustained the injury during Tuesday's game. New Jersey doesn't play until Friday though, so there's still an outside chance that he'll be fine for that contest.
Apr 2 - 11:12 AM

Stephen Gionta missed Wednesday's practice because of a back injury.

He suffered an injury to his lower back against Columbus on Tuesday night. Gionta felt sore after his back "gave out" on him and it's unclear if he'll be able to play on Friday.
Apr 1 - 4:24 PM

Stephen Gionta (hand) has been taken off of the injured reserve list.

Gionta was already projected to return on Tuesday, but now we have further confirmation. He should skate on the fourth line with Dainius Zubrus and Jacob Josefson.
Feb 17 - 6:39 PM

Stephen Gionta (hand) will make his return on Tuesday.

It will be Gionta's first game since Dec. 29. This also is a chance for him to play against his older brother, Sabres captain Brian Gionta. Stephen has only participated in one full practice since he was hurt, so it wouldn't be surprising if he's rusty in his first game back. He'll play on the fourth line with Dainius Zubrus and Jacob Josefson.
Feb 17 - 4:41 PM

Stephen Gionta (hand) has been given the green light to participate in contact drills.

Gionta might return as early as Tuesday, but that hasn't been decided yet. He hasn't played since Dec. 29 due to the injury. He has three goals and six points in 38 contests in 2014-15.
Feb 16 - 1:34 PM

Stephen Gionta (hand) will not travel with the Devils on their upcoming two-game road trip.

That obviously rules Gionta out for Friday and Saturday's games, but he wasn't expected to return that soon anyways. He only started to partially participate in practices on Wednesday and isn't cleared for contact yet.
Feb 12 - 9:28 AM

Stephen Gionta (hand) participated in the first 15 minutes of Wednesday's practice.

Although this is a step in the right direction, Gionta skating with the team comes with a couple disclaimers. He's still not cleared for contact and isn't skating for the full length of practices. It sounds like the plan is for him to continue to skate in just the start of practices for the time being to help maintain his conditioning.
Feb 11 - 11:18 AM

Stephen Gionta (hand) won't be able to practice with the Devils for at least a couple weeks.

Gionta is still skating on his own though. He has three goals and six points in 38 games this season. He hasn't played since Dec. 29.
Feb 10 - 4:21 PM

Stephen Gionta (hand) has started skating.

Gionta hasn't played since he blocked a shot from Pittsburgh's Kris Letang on Dec. 29. It's not clear how close Gionta actually is to returning, but based on a previous timetable, he should be back by about this time next week.
Feb 6 - 10:09 AM

Stephen Gionta (hand) is wearing a soft cast and isn't skating yet.

Gionta was initially projected to miss four-to-six weeks, but he might end up exceeding that timetable. He is approaching the four-week mark of his time on the sidelines and is now expected to be out for another two-to-three weeks.
Jan 23 - 10:41 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Travis Zajac
2Patrik Elias
3Scott Gomez
4Jacob Josefson
LW1Adam Henrique
2Michael Cammalleri
3Ryane Clowe
4Dainius Zubrus
5Tuomo Ruutu
RW1Steve Bernier
2Stephen Gionta
3Jordin Tootoo
4Martin Havlat
5Michael Ryder
D1Andy Greene
2Damon Severson
3Adam Larsson
4Bryce Salvador
5Eric Gelinas
6Peter Harrold
7Mark Fraser
8Jonathon Merrill
G1Cory Schneider
2Keith Kinkaid