May 8, 2013, 1:13 PM EDT
More bad news for the Canadiens.
After Tuesday night’s crushing 3-2 OT defeat to Ottawa, the club learned on Wednesday that captain Brian Gionta will miss the remainder of the season to undergo surgery on a torn left bicep.
Gionta, 34, appeared in all 48 games during the regular season — finishing second on the team in goals, with 14 — but has missed two of four postseason games with what was originally labeled an upper-body injury.
This injury marks the second time in as many years that Gionta has been lost for the year due to a torn bicep.
In 2012, he tore his right biceps and underwent surgery in January, limiting his season to just 31 games.
Update: To give you an idea of how hard Gionta took the news…
Michel Therrien:”our captain was crying in my arms when he learned he could not play anymore.”
— Renaud Lavoie (@RenLavoieRDS) May 8, 2013
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