Report: Brian Gionta is returning to the NHL

February 24, 2018

(WGR 550) - It looks like Brian Gionta will be back in the NHL by the end of the weekend. Kevin Oklobzija spoke to Gionta’s agent Steve Bartlett and he said that he has essentially finalized a deal to a playoff-bound team.

Gionta just finished captaining Team USA at the Olympics in South Korea.

Gionta wanted to sign with the Sabres before the season started, but Jason Botterill declined.

Before the Olympics, Gionta was practicing with the Amerks and even played one game with his hometown team scoring a goal.