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Brian Gionta eyeing spot on USA's Olympic roster

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Brian Gionta appears set to revert to the ranks of amateur hockey players.

The unrestricted free agent said things are looking good when it comes to playing for Team USA at the 2018 Olympics, according to Paul Hamilton of WGR 550 in Buffalo.

Gionta remains open to other opportunities, he added Monday, but the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea appear to be his best option at this point.

Earlier in September, Gionta's agent said "several teams" were interested in signing his client, but the former Sabres captain is not attending any training camps, either under contract or on a professional tryout.

Gionta played at the 2006 Olympics in Italy, where Team USA finished a disappointing eighth.

Brian Gionta eyeing spot on USA's Olympic roster
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