After missing the first three games of the season with a lower-body injury, Sabres’ captain Brian Gionta will return to the lineup this evening when the Sabres visit the Panthers.
Gionta played 69 games for Buffalo last season, putting up 13 goals and 22 assists for 35 points. The forward is expected to play on the same line as Jack Eichel and Evander Kane.
“You’ve got two talented guys with speed. It could be a great setup. You want to find him [Kane] open. He’s a shooter. He’s going to take shots. Obviously Eichel, great vision, great speed, all-around game. For myself it’s just trying to get to the net for those guys, create some things off the forecheck, help them out in that manner.” – Brian Gionta
The Sabres are in Sunrise, Florida to take on the Panthers tonight. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.