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11 Stephen Gionta RW
Height/Weight: 5-7/185 | Birthdate: 10/9/1983 | Birthplace: Rochester, NY, USA | Team: New Jersey Devils | College: Boston College | NHL Experience: 4 | Salary: $525,000 | Owned/Started%: 0/0
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12/7/2014

Stephen Gionta, C, NJ

Stephen Gionta

Devils' Gionta Returns To Action

News: Stephen Gionta (foot) returned to the lineup Saturday against the Capitals, skating for 12:01 in the loss.
Analysis: The Devils labeled Stephen 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.

12/6/2014

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Stephen Gionta

Devils' Gionta A Game-Time Decision Saturday

News: Stephen Gionta will be a game-time decision for Saturday's game against the Capitals, Tom Gulitti of the Bergen Record reports.
Analysis: While Stephen Gionta was able to tough it out Thursday, it seems the team is considering sitting him down as to not aggravate the injury. The 31-year-old took a shot off his foot Tuesday and was held out of Saturday's morning skate.

12/5/2014

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Stephen Gionta

Devils' Gionta Plays Through Injury, Scores Goal

News: Despite being questionable for Thursday's game against the Leafs due to a foot injury, Stephen Gionta slotted into the lineup and scored his first goal of the year. He went plus-1 and laid four hits in 11:28 of ice time.
Analysis: Stephen Gionta doesn't provide much offense from the Devils' fourth line, but it's nice for the team that he's healthy enough to resume his grinding, typically defensively oriented role.

12/4/2014

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Stephen Gionta

Devils' Gionta To Attempt To Play Thursday

News: Stephen Gionta (foot) will attempt to play Thursday against the Maple Leafs, Tom Gulitti of the Bergen Record reports.
Analysis: Stephen Gionta didn't look to be operating at 100 percent while nursing the foot injury during morning skate, but with the Devils missing a number of players at forward Thursday, he'll attempt to tough it out. Fortunately, X-rays cleared Gionta of any sort of fracture to his foot, but because he's still presumably dealing with some pain, look for him to see light minutes on the Devils' fourth line.

12/4/2014

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Stephen Gionta

Devils' Gionta A Possibility For Thursday

News: Coach Pete DeBoer said there is a possibility that Stephen Gionta (foot) will play Thursday against the Maple Leafs, but it appears rather unlikely that will happen, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.
Analysis: Stephen Gionta was on the ice before the Devils held their morning skate to test out his ailing foot, but left the ice just a few minutes later, suggesting he's not ready to resume playing. The Devils will revisit his condition closer to game time, but if he joins Jaromir Jagr (illness) and Patrik Elias (groin) in the press box, the Devils will have to make due with only 10 healthy forwards.

12/2/2014

Stephen Gionta, C, NJ

Stephen Gionta

Devils' Gionta Removed After Taking Shot To Foot

News: Stephen Gionta left Tuesday's game against the Penguins after taking a shot to the foot in the first period and will not return, Rich Chere of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Analysis: In a physical match between the Devils and Penguins, Stephen Gionta was one of three New Jersey forwards to exit with an injury. He skated just 2:02 before briefly returned to the bench in the second period, but after testing out his foot on the ice during a stoppage in play, he retreated to the locker room. Expect team doctors to evaluate his foot for a possible fracture, with the Devils likely to provide an update on his condition prior to Thursday's game versus the Maple Leafs.

10/29/2014

Stephen Gionta, C, NJ

Stephen Gionta

Devils' Gionta Gets Two Assists

News: Stephen Gionta assisted on two scores in Tuesday's 8-3 loss to the Penguins.
Analysis: The points were Stephen Gionta's first of the season, but the Devils' collapse midway through the second period prevented them from having much of an impact in the blowout loss. Gionta's standing on the Devils' checking line will make two-point games like this an extreme rarity.

7/1/2014

Stephen Gionta, C, NJ

Stephen Gionta

Devils Sign Gionta

News: The Devils signed Stephen Gionta to a two-year, $1.7 million contract Tuesday, Tom Gulitti of the Bergen Record reports.
Analysis: Stephen Gionta recorded four goals and seven assists in 66 games with the Devils last season, and will return to his depth role again in 2014-15.

4/5/2014

Stephen Gionta, C, NJ

Stephen Gionta

Devils' Gionta Will Play Saturday

News: Stephen Gionta (ankle) will play Saturday against Carolina, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.
Analysis: Stephen Gionta missed a week of action, but he should see plenty of ice time with the Devils hurting up front. Patrik Elias, Adam Henrique, and Jacob Josefson suffered injuries Friday and are all out Saturday.

4/4/2014

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Stephen Gionta

Devils' Gionta Out Again Friday

News: Stephen Gionta (lower body) will not play in Friday's game against the Capitals, Rich Chere of The Ledger reports.
Analysis: Stephen Gionta took part in Friday's morning skate, but apparently he is still too sore to play, so he will sit out for the third straight game.

3/31/2014

Stephen Gionta, C, NJ

Stephen Gionta

New Jersey's Gionta Out On Monday

News: Stephen Gionta (lower-body) won't play Monday against the Panthers, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.
Analysis: Stephen Gionta, who was forced out of Saturday's game after 7:44 worth of ice time, is only a factor in deeper formats, with nine points and 18 PIM in 61 games to date.

3/29/2014

Stephen Gionta, C, NJ

Stephen Gionta

Devils' Gionta Exits Saturday

News: Stephen Gionta left Saturday's game, Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger reports.
Analysis: No details were reported, but Stephen Gionta is likely nursing some type of injury.

1/24/2014

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Stephen Gionta

Gionta Scores In Devils' Win

News: Stephen Gionta scored the opening goal in Friday's 2-1 win over Washington, giving him a point in each of the last two games.
Analysis: Stephen Gionta has a mere three goals on the season, but much of what he does with his limited ice time isn't measured. He's a checking forward and isn't going to light the lamp too often.

12/18/2013

Stephen Gionta, C, NJ

Stephen Gionta

Devils' Gionta Returning Wednesday

News: Stephen Gionta (ankle) will be in the lineup Wednesday against the Senators, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.
Analysis: Stephen Gionta has been sidelined for almost a month with an ankle injury, but will suit up Wednesday night. He has just two assists in 21 games this season and will continue to play a depth-center role for the Devils moving forward.

12/17/2013

Stephen Gionta, C, NJ

Stephen Gionta

Devils' Gionta Appears Ready To Play Wednesday

News: Stephen Gionta (ankle) expects to play Wednesday against the Senators, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.
Analysis: Stephen Gionta has missed the last 11 games with the sprained ankle, but has returned to practice and informed the coaching staff that he's ready to go for game action. Coach Pete DeBoer will likely wait and see how he looks during morning skate before deciding whether to activate him from IR.

12/16/2013

Stephen Gionta, C, NJ

Stephen Gionta

Devils' Gionta Returns To Practice

News: Stephen Gionta (ankle) returned to practice Monday for the Devils, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.
Analysis: Stephen Gionta has been on injured reserve with an ankle injury and had recently been skating on his own. His return to full practice is a positive step forward, and he could be targeting a return to game action in the near future.

12/12/2013

Stephen Gionta, C, NJ

Stephen Gionta

Devils' Gionta Is Back On Skates

News: Stephen Gionta (ankle) has been skating on his own, but is not ready to practice with the team yet, The Record reports.
Analysis: Stephen Gionta is still on injured reserve, but is progressing toward a return. He has been dealing with ankle injuries much of the season, so the team will likely bring him along slowly to make sure that he's completely healthy upon his return.

11/27/2013

Stephen Gionta, C, NJ

Stephen Gionta

Devils' Gionta Moved To IR

News: Stephen Gionta (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Tom Gulitti of the Bergen Record reports.
Analysis: The DL stint is retroactive to Nov. 23, preventing Stephen Gionta from returning to game action this Saturday at the earliest. The Devils haven't indicated whether or not Gionta will be sufficiently recovered by that time, but it should be more apparent by the end of the week.

11/25/2013

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Stephen Gionta

Devils' Gionta Reinjures Ankle

News: Stephen Gionta will miss Monday's game against the Jets with an ankle injury, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.
Analysis: Stephen Gionta had been dealing with an ankle injury the last few weeks, but had returned to the lineup. He reinjured it in Saturday's game and will not play Monday.

11/21/2013

Stephen Gionta, C, NJ

Stephen Gionta

Devils' Gionta 'Looks Like He'll Play' Wednesday

News: Stephen Gionta (ankle) took part in Wednesday's morning skate and coach Peter DeBoer said it "looks like he'll play" against Anaheim, the Record's Tom Gulitti reports.
Analysis: Less than 24 hours after leaving practice with an ankle injury, Stephen Gionta was back on the ice Wednesday morning, and it sounds like he'll be a go against the Ducks. He has just one assist and a minus-5 rating through 18 games this season.

11/20/2013

Stephen Gionta, C, NJ

Stephen Gionta

Devils' Gionta To Take Part In Wednesday's Skate

News: Stephen Gionta (ankle) will take part in Wednesday's morning skate, Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger reports.
Analysis: Stephen Gionta left Tuesday's practice with an injured ankle, the same one he hurt against Toronto back on Nov. 8. His ability to take part in morning skate bodes well for his chances of playing Wednesday against the Ducks, but his status is still uncertain.

11/19/2013

Stephen Gionta, C, NJ

Stephen Gionta

Devils' Gionta Leaves Practice With Injury

News: Stephen Gionta left Tuesday's practice with an ankle injury, Rich Chere of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Analysis: The injury occurred when Stephen Gionta was unprepared to make a cut, resulting in his tumbling to the ice before leaving. Gionta had previously hurt his ankle in a Nov. 8 game vs. the Maple Leafs and could be sidelined Wednesday night with the injury if he fails to heal overnight.

11/15/2013

Stephen Gionta, C, NJ

Stephen Gionta

Devils' Gionta On Track To Play Friday

News: Stephen Gionta (ankle) took part in morning skate Friday and is likely to play against the Kings, Tom Gulitti of the Bergen Record reports.
Analysis: The Devils will welcome back both Stephen Gionta and Patrik Elias to the lineup after both were able to skate without discomfort for the past couple of days. Gionta missed the previous two games with a sore right ankle but should see his usual slate of ice time in his return to the lineup.

11/14/2013

Stephen Gionta, C, NJ

Stephen Gionta

Devils' Gionta Returns To Practice

News: Stephen Gionta (ankle) returned to practice Thursday, the Bergen Record's Tom Gulitti reports.
Analysis: Last season, Stephen Gionta put up a rather modest 14 points (four goals, 10 assists) in 48 games, and he has just one assist through 16 games this year. He does appear close to a return, however, possibly as early as Friday.

11/12/2013

Stephen Gionta, C, NJ

Stephen Gionta

Devils' Gionta Out Tuesday

News: Stephen Gionta (sore right ankle) will not play Tuesday against the Rangers, Tom Gulitti of the Bergen Record reports.
Analysis: Coach Pete DeBoer indicated Stephen Gionta was improving in his recovery from the injury, so it's possible he'll be back in the lineup for Friday's contest against the Kings. Gionta hasn't been especially productive this season, scoring one point in 16 games.