Captain out indefinitely

Late Wednesday the Canadiens announced Brian Gionta has undergone surgery for a torn biceps in his right arm and will be out of the lineup indefinitely.
Gionta was hurt during the third period of a 3-0 loss to St. Louis Tuesday night.
He returned to play one shift before leaving the game.

Gionta had returned to the lineup Saturday against Tampa Bay after an 11-game absence.

The Canadiens captain, who will be 33 on Jan. 18, has eight goals and seven assists in 30 games this season.

A model of durability through most of his career, Gionta played all 82 regular season and seven playoff games last season.

He joins Andrei Markov and Ryan White – neither of whom has played a game this season – on the Canadiens’ Injured Reserve list.

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