Report: Gionta returns to Habs in Winnipeg

Brian Gionta is expected to arrive in Winnipeg on Sunday, TVA Sports’ Renaud Lavoie reports.

One would assume that he’ll be able to play for the Montreal Canadiens against the Jets in Winnipeg on Tuesday, then. The 34-year-old captain has been dealing with “personal reasons” during this early part of the 2013-14 season, missing Saturday’s 4-1 win against the Vancouver Canucks.

Those off-the-ice distractions haven’t totally thrown off his game; he has a goal and an assist in four games, with nine shots on goal.

The Habs are playing strong hockey so far, but it never hurts to have your captain in action.

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