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Gionta (hand) was activated from injured reserve ahead of Tuesday's game against the Sabres, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.Gionta had been out since Dec. 29 with the broken hand. The forward has only three goals and six points in 38 games this season and won't carry much value as a member of the Devils' bottom-six forward crew.

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Gionta (hand) is slated to play Tuesday against the Sabres, according to Tom Gulitti of The Record.With Gionta in line to come off IR later Tuesday, the report relays that Martin Havlat and Michael Ryder will be among New Jersey's scratches against Buffalo.

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Gionta (hand) has been cleared for contact, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.Gionta -- who last suited up on Dec. 29 -- is thus nearing a return to action, with his status for Tuesday's game against Buffalo likely to emerge as a game-day call.

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Gionta (hand) hasn't been cleared for contact yet and will not be available for the Devils' two-game road trip that concludes Saturday in Nashville, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.Gionta practiced for about 15 minutes after skating prior to Wednesday's session, but it appears his hand hasn't fully healed yet. He'll remain in New Jersey during the road trip and continue to work out, but a return shouldn't be considered forthcoming until he resumes taking contact.

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Gionta (broken hand) resumed skating earlier this week, Rich Chere of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

The on-ice work was in all likelihood just for conditioning purposes, as it shouldn't have much bearing on when Gionta might return from the hand injury. Instead, how much progress Gionta makes in his stick-handling and shooting will likely dictate when he's cleared for full-contact practices, and eventually, a return to game action.

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Gionta (hand) is expected to remain off the ice for two or three more weeks, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

Gionta has been sidelined since Dec. 29 after breaking his hand in a game upon blocking a shot. The fourth-liner continues to wear a soft case and hasn't been cleared to resume skating, which will remain the case until he notices a little more healing. Expect a mid-February return in a best-case scenario.

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Gionta (hand) will likely be sidelined another 3-to-5 weeks, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

Gionta will not require surgery on his broken hand, but he is only about a week into his 4-to-6 week expected absence, so he will not be returning to the ice anytime soon.

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Gionta (broken hand) has been placed on injured reserve, retroactive to Dec. 29.

The transaction is merely a formality, as Gionta's broken hand will obviously keep him out for at least the next few weeks. The team has yet to release a timetable.

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Gionta suffered a broken hand in Monday's game against the Penguins, The Star-Ledger reports.

Gionta is facing an extended absence due to the injury. He will see a specialist, who will determine exactly how long he will be sidelined.

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Gionta (foot) returned to the lineup Saturday against the Capitals, skating for 12:01 in the loss.

The Devils labeled Gionta as a game-time decision for the second straight contest, but he ended up suiting up again to allow the Devils to roll out a full four lines. The center only has four points in 27 games and offers and is usually tasked with pitching in on the Devils' penalty kill.