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Gionta picked up a power-play assist and finished with a plus-2 rating in Monday's win over the Senators.

Gionta's rating sits at a respectable minus-2 for the season, despite the fact that he hasn't provided as much offense as the Sabres probably expected when they signed him in the offseason. The veteran forward has just 11 points in 31 games this season and makes more of an impact in the locker room than on the ice these days.

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Gionta scored two goals and an assist to pace the Sabres in a 4-1 win over San Jose on Tuesday.

It took 20 games, but the Sabres captain finally lit the lamp with a three-point effort. The former seven-time 20-goal scorer had his best game of the year after a poor start to the season. Gionta's three points Tuesday night equalled his entire output in his previous 19 games. The 5-foot-7 winger was named the team's captain based on his work ethic and experience, and it's clear that the 35-year-old has become a depth forward rather than offensive threat. He will be hard-pressed to score 20 goals this season.

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Gionta was named the 19th full-time captain of the Sabres on Tuesday.

Unfortunately, there's no bonus points in fantasy for having a player with a 'C', but this follows yet another long line of good moves general manager Tim Murray and head coach Ted Nolan have made. Gionta will be the oldest and most experienced player on Buffalo's roster this season and slated to line up on the second line with Cody Hodgson and rookie center Sam Reinhart. There's a lot of optimism in Buffalo these days even though the team isn't expected to contend for a playoff spot. That extra boost of energy could see the Sabres exceed expectations. Gionta is looking for his eighth 20-goal season.

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Brian Gionta said he's leaving the Montreal Canadiens with a "heavy heart."

Gionta served as the team's captain, but signed a three-year, $12.75 million contract with the Buffalo Sabres. "It's not an easy thing to come to terms with, but we had to look to the future and we're excited about that," Gionta said. "But the last five years have been a huge part of our life and we're very lucky to have experienced it and very grateful for it." He had 18 goals and 40 points in 81 games in 2013-14.

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The Buffalo Sabres have signed fomer Montreal captain Brian Gionta to a three-year $12.75 million contract.

The deal comes with a no-movement clause for the firs two seasons and a limited no-trade clause for the third campaign. Gionta will bring leadership to a young Sabres' squad and will join Josh Gorges in Buffalo. Look for Gionta to play a second or third-line role which will limit his fantasy value and will make him marginal hockey pool pick.

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The Buffalo Sabres are interested in signing Brian Gionta once he becomes an unrestricted free agent Tuesday afternoon.

It appears that the interest in mutual. Although the Sabres aren't likely to compete for a playoff spot in the near future, they do want some veteran talent to help guide their young players and they think Gionta would be a good fit for that role.

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Brian Gionta doesn't have a "strong inclination to leave" Montreal to test the waters as an unrestricted free agent.

According to ESPN's Craig Custance, Gionta will speak with his agent, Steve Bartlett, shortly to plan his future.

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The Montreal Canadiens contract negotiations with Brian Gionta have gotten serious over the last couple of days.

Montreal is hoping to re-sign Gionta before he becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1. The Canadiens captain had 18 goals and 40 points in 81 games in 2013-14.

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Montreal GM Marc Bergevin hopes to retain the services of Brian Gionta heading into next season.

Gionta has already expressed his preference to stay with the Canadiens. The Montreal captain can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. He generated 18 goals and 40 points in 81 games during the regular season.

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Brian Gionta has yet to talk to the Canadiens about a new deal, but says he wants to remain in Montreal.

The 35-year-old captain is an unrestricted free agent after finishing out a five-year, $25 million contract. "We love it here," Gionta said. "My family's been here for a while. We love the city. We love the team and believe in the team and the direction of the team, so we'll leave it up to [Bergevin] and my agent to take care of it. . Nothing's been discussed. We have a mutual respect for each other and I'm sure we'll get together soon." Gionta had 18 goals and 40 points during the regular season, with seven more points in the playoffs.