Montreal Canadiens captain Brian Gionta will be sideliend indefinitely after undergoing surgery to repair a right biceps muscle.
Gionta was hurt in the third period of Tuesday's game against St. Louis. It was only his second game back after missing a month with a groin injury.
The surgery was performed Wednesday in Montreal and the team called the procedure a success.
Gionta, who will turn 33 next week, has eight goals and seven assists in 31 games this season. He had played in 153 consecutive games before suffering a groin injury on Dec. 8 against Vancouver.
Gionta is in his third season with Montreal after playing his first seven seasons with the New Jersey Devils. In 647 career games, Gionta has 217 goals and 202 assists.