Buffalo Sabres Brian Gionta speaks to the media on locker cleanout day earlier this month in KeyBank Center. (Harry Scull Jr./Buffalo News)

Talk about interesting timing.

NBCSN announced this morning that Buffalo Sabres captain Brian Gionta will be a studio analyst during Friday night's Stanley Cup playoff coverage.

Gionta will be in studio with host Liam McHugh and analysts Mike Milbury and Keith Jones throughout the night.

Gionta, who is one of the go-to players to interview in the Sabres locker room, will certainly have a lot to potentially talk about after this morning's news that Sabres Owners Terry and Kim Pegula have fired General Manager Tim Murray and Coach Dan Bylsma.

It will be interesting to see how candid he will be if he talks about their firing and whether he believes star player Jack Eichel had any influence on the decision or if he had any influence as the captain.

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