Brian Gionta

#12 RW / Buffalo Sabres / EXP: 13YRS Height: 5-7 Weight: 174 lb Age: 36 College: Boston College

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      Sabres' Brian Gionta: Getting back to speed

      Gionta hasn't found the back of the net, but has dished out four assists in 11 games this season. Gionta is coming off a solid season in which he registered 13 goals and added 22 assists in 69 games. The 36-year-old winger missed the first three games of the 2015-16 due to a lingering lower body injury, but has now found a spot on the top line with counterparts Matt Moulson and Ryan O'Reilly. Although Gionta has not scored this year, he will likely continue to see opportunities to produce on the first-unit power play with rookie phenom Jack Eichel.

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      Sabres' Brian Gionta: Will play Thursday

      Gionta was practicing on his usual line at Thursday's practice and will play against the Panthers, reports John Vogl of The Buffalo News. Gionta will make his season debut after missing the previous three games. Though his best days are clearly behind him, he brings some experience to linemates Jack Eichel and Evander Kane, both of whom have played well of late. Gionta scored just 13 goals the previous season and should be able to at least make a run at 20.

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      Sabres' Brian Gionta: Practicing Wednesday

      Gionta (lower body) is practicing on Wednesday, Bill Hoppe of the Times Herald reports. The 36-year-old Gionta has yet to play this season for the resurgent Sabres, but is coming off a solid season, where he scored 13 goals and picked up 22 assists in 69 games. His return to the lineup will be big for adding depth to the Sabres front line and to bring in more experience.

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      Sabres' Brian Gionta: Out again Monday

      Gionta (lower body) remains out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Blue Jackets. Gionta continues to battle a lower-body issue, and he'll again sit Monday as a result. His absence likely means both Jamie McGinn and Sam Reinhart will draw into the lineup.

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      Sabres' Brian Gionta: Aims to play Monday

      Gionta is hoping to play Monday against Columbus. The Sabres captain has missed the first two games of the season due to a lower-body injury, and is "cautiously optimistic" he will play Monday. Upon his return, he will join Jack Eichel and Evander Kane on the second line. The aging veteran is not a top fantasy producer but playing on such a talented line gives him some value, however minimal.

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      Sabres' Brian Gionta: Practices Sunday

      Gionta (lower body) practiced with the team Sunday, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports. Gionta missed Saturday's game against the Lightning with the lower-body injury, but his presence at practice Sunday likely leaves a return to the lineup on the table for Monday's game against the Blue Jackets, but an update on his status should come at some point before the contest.

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      Sabres' Brian Gionta will not play Saturday vs. Lightning

      Sabres forward Brian Gionta (lower body) will not play in Saturday's game against the Lightning, Paul Hamilton of WGR 550 Buffalo reports. Gionta is still dealing with the effects of a lower-body injury he suffered during Wednesday's practice, and he will be sidelined for the second straight game. It remains to be seen if he will be ready for the Sabres' next game Monday against the Blue Jackets.

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      Sabres RW Brian Gionta not practicing Friday

      Sabres right winger Brian Gionta (lower body) is not practicing Friday, Bill Hoppe of the Times Herald reports. The nature of Gionta's injury is unclear at this point, and he should be considered day-to-day until the team says otherwise. His absence from Friday's session does not bode well for his chances to suit up Saturday afternoon against Tampa Bay.

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      Buffalo Sabres' Brian Gionta Out on Thursday with lower-body injury

      Gionta is day-to-day with a lower-body injury, but Sabres coach Dan Bylsma said the winger will be out for Thursday's game against the Senators, ESPN's Pierre LeBrun reports. Previous reports mentioned that Gionta sustained the injury during practice Wednesday, though details are still vague beyond that information. While the 36-year-old winger's best years are likely in the rearview mirror, Gionta could see an uptick in value with a quick return to health, and provided he ends up getting consistent minutes with prospect Jack Eichel and the tough offensive contributor Evander Kane, sooner than later.

    • Injured in practice Wednesday

      News: Brian Gionta is day-to-day after sustaining a lower body injury during practice on Wednesday.
      Analysis: It's unclear how the injury occurred or the severity of it, but the veteran forward will do his best to be on the ice when the Sabres' season starts on Thursday. Slated to open the season with Jack Eichel and Evander Kane, Brian Gionta's status is now questionable. Fantasy owners shouldn't be too worried, however, as the declining Sabres captain is not counted on to be a big part of the team's offense.
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