Canadien’s Gionta Out Vs Canucks, Addressing “Personal Reason”

Brian_Gionta_2013The Montreal Canadiens gave captain Brian Gionta their blessing to return to Montreal on Friday to address the “personal reasons” that have been a distraction for him early this season.

The Canadiens will face the Canucks in Vancouver on Saturday, so it’s possible that he could still play. Still, the Montreal Gazette’s Dave Stubbs believes Gionta’s next game will be a road contest against the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday.

Source: James O’Brien, NBC Sports, Pro Hockey Talk