Brian Gionta leaves Canadiens road trip for family reasons
The Montreal Canadiens will be without captain Brian Gionta Saturday night as he has left the team's road trip for family reasons.
Montreal Canadiens captain Brian Gionta left the team’s road trip to return home for family reasons. The Habs will definitely be without Gionta for Saturday night’s game in Vancouver against the Canucks, but when he’ll return is unclear.
"We don't know when he's going to come back," Canadiens coach Michel Therrien said after practice at Rogers Arena on Friday. "He's an important part of our team. He's a good leader, but right now I don't know when he's going to come back."
Gionta previously took a leave from the Habs earlier in the week to attend to what was termed as a family emergency. He rejoined the team Tuesday and played in the Habs' road contests in Calgary and Edmonton this week.
After Saturday night's tilt against the Canucks, Montreal travels to take on the Jets in Winnipeg Tuesday.
Gionta has a goal and an assist through four games.
Nashville extends its 24-year-old restricted free agent with what could be bargain numbers
Calgary forward is all for playing for the Flames, but he also likes the idea of going to...
Plans for renovating KeyArena are now also being overseen by NHL-to-Seattle hopefuls
With Leslie Anderson selling the Rockets, there is newfound hope for hockey in Houston
Pittsburgh Penguins' repeat Conn Smythe Trophy winner has more than hockey on his athletic...
Russian outlets suggest Olympic participation is still on the table, but NHL has repeatedly...