The Flyers have recalled Sam Gagner from Lehigh Valley (AHL); expected to play on Thursday.
Gagner had six points (1G / 5A) in nine games with Lehigh Valley but has been recalled to play with Sean Couturier out of the lineup with a lower-body injury. Gagner has five points (2G / 3A) in 18 games this season.
Gagner has been out since November 23rd with a concussion and is now on waivers. If Gagner goes unclaimed, he will likely head to the AHL. The 2007 sixth overall pick’s NHL career could be in danger of coming to an end.
Gagner (upper-body) will travel to St. Louis with the team.
Gagner has missed the last seven games with an upper-body injury, but will travel to St. Louis and could return to the lineup at some point during the road trip. Gagner has five points (2G / 3A) in 18 games this season.
Gagner (upper-body) left Monday's game and did not return.
Gagner hit his face off of the ice after being hit by Brad Malone and left the game and did not come back. Gagner played just 1:54 before retiring to the dressing room. If he is unavailable for Wednesday’s game, expect Vinny Lecavalier to play.
Gagner was a healthy scratch on Thursday vs. the Flames, but will replace Vincent Lecavalier in the lineup tonight in Winnipeg. Gagner, who will centre the third line, has two goals and three assists in 10 games in his first season with the Flyers.
Gagner, 26, was a healthy scratch in the first two games of the season, but with R.J Umberger out with an upper-body injury, Gagner will be inserted into the lineup for Monday’s clash with the Panthers. Gagner is coming off of a season where he had 15 goals and 26 assists (41 points) in 81 games.
After acquiring Sam Gagner from the Oilers, the Lightning flipped Gagner along with B.J Crombeen to the Coyotes for a 2015 sixth-round pick.
The Coyotes were in the market for a center after buying out Mike Ribeiro on Friday. Gagner, 24, had 10 goals and 27 assists in 67 games last season after missing the first 13 games recovering from a broken jaw. He has two years remaining on a contract with an annual cap-hit of $4.8 million.
Gagner will shift to the wing and play on the Oilers top line tonight.
Gagner will skate with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Taylor Hall against the Penguins tonight. After a breakout year in 2012-13 (14G / 24A), Gagner has taken a step back this season. He has recorded 17 points (5G / 12A) with a terrible minus-17 in 33 games. That puts him on pace for a career-low 36 points, which is two lower than he had in last years shortened campaign.