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Top Sam Gagner News

  • Oilers' Sam Gagner: Won't play in preseason games

    Gagner (hip) won't play in preseason games and will be evaluated in October, Jim Matheson of The Edmonton Journal reports.

    Gagner is evidently still recovering from hip surgery he underwent in the offseason. He will practice with the Oilers, but it appears there's a good chance he'll play his first games of the season with AHL Bakersfield before being an option for the NHL club.

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  • Oilers' Sam Gagner: Agrees to professional tryout

    Gagner (hip) agreed to a professional tryout agreement with Edmonton on Monday.

    Gagner produced eight goals, 14 points and 78 shots on net in 48 appearances with Winnipeg during the 2022-23 campaign. Assuming he has recovered from the hip surgery that ended his season in March, the 34-year-old will compete for a fourth-line role with the Oilers during training camp.

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  • Jets' Sam Gagner: Needs hip surgery

    Gagner will miss the rest of the season, as he will undergo hip surgery, Ken Wiebe of Sportsnet reports.

    Gagner has been having difficulty with his hip and has decided to undergo surgery. He finishes the season with eight goals and six assists in 48 games.

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  • Jets' Sam Gagner: Scores game-winner

    Gagner scored a goal on one shot, fueling the Jets to a 3-2 win over Calgary on Tuesday.

    Gagner tipped home a shot from Ville Heinola to score the eventual game-winning goal with 5:40 left to play in the third period. This goal snaps Gagner's five-game pointless streak and gives him seven goals on the season. Gagner should continue to see time with the second power-play unit.

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  • Jets' Sam Gagner: Nets first-period tally

    Gagner scored a goal on two shots during a 5-1 victory over the visiting Senators on Tuesday.

    Gagner is beginning to add another consistent scorer to the Jets' lineup, which has amassed five goals in six of their past 10 December outings. The 33-year-old center did not score during an 18-game stretch (Oct. 27-Dec. 11) but has collected three goals in his past five games. Gagner, who is four games shy of 1,000 for his career, contributed two shots, two hits and a plus-2 rating against the Senators.

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  • Jets' Sam Gagner: Earns pair of points Saturday

    Gagner scored a goal on five shots, dished an assist, went plus-2 and added two PIM in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Canucks.

    Gagner looked good on the second line, a role he could hold for a while since Blake Wheeler (groin) is expected to miss a month. With two goals and a helper in his last three games, Gagner is showing he can still contribute some secondary scoring. The 33-year-old forward is at five tallies, five helpers, 53 shots on net, a minus-1 rating and eight PIM through 27 appearances.

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  • Jets' Sam Gagner: Ends goal scoring drought

    Gagner found the back of the net in Tuesday's 6-5 loss to Vegas.

    Gagner had been held off the scoresheet in his previous five games, and recorded no goals and four assists in 18 contests from Oct. 27-Dec. 11. Perhaps his goal against Vegas will help spark him, but Gagner entered the contest only averaging 13:13 of ice time, so don't expect too much. The 33-year-old has four goals and eight points in 25 games this season.

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  • Jets' Sam Gagner: Out Sunday

    Gagner is a healthy scratch against Chicago on Sunday, Scott Billeck of the Winnipeg Sun reports.

    With Morgan Barron (wrist) back, Gagner will be out of the lineup for the first time this season. The 33-year-old has a minus-5 rating and no points in his last four appearances.

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  • Jets' Sam Gagner: Sends power-play helper

    Gagner notched a power-play assist and two shots on goal in Sunday's 3-2 overtime win over the Kraken.

    Gagner continues to be a presence on the Jets' top power-play unit, where he set up the first of Mark Scheifele's two goals in this game. Through 14 contests, three of Gagner's five points have come with the man advantage. He's added 19 shots on net and a plus-3 rating while moving around the lineup, but he's often in a bottom-six role at even strength.

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  • Jets' Sam Gagner: Picks up assist Thursday

    Gagner picked up his first helper of the season Thursday as the Jets upended Montreal 3-2 in overtime.

    Gagner is seeing a lot of power play time as he was tied for second Thursday with Josh Morrissey at 3:58, just 13 seconds less than Kyle Connor. Gagner has four points in 10 games but has only 13 shots on goal this season.

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  • Jets' Sam Gagner: Plays different roles

    Gagner scored a goal in a 4-0 win over the Blues on Monday.

    Gagner, who played multiple roles Monday, continues to provide bottom-six scoring for the Jets. The 33-year-old forward doesn't always play on the third and fourth lines, though -- there are times when he earns top-six minutes. The versatile Gagner has three goals in six appearances this season.

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  • Jets' Sam Gagner: Replaces Ehlers in lineup

    Gagner scored a goal as a late substitute Wednesday, helping the Jets upend the Avalanche 4-3 in overtime.

    Gagner, who only received 9:53 of ice time Wednesday, made the most of his chances. The 33-year-old center was inserted into the lineup moments before the opening faceoff as Nikolaj Ehlers (undisclosed) was finally ruled out. A secondary scorer throughout his 970-game career, Gagner scored his second in four outings at 6:52 of the first period. For Gagner, it was his 186th career goal.

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  • Jets' Sam Gagner: Scores in team debut

    Gagner scored a goal on three shots in Friday's 4-1 win over the Rangers.

    Gagner gave the Jets a late lead at 15:35 of the third period, and his tally stood as the game-winner. It took him just one game to get on the scoresheet with his new team after signing a one-year deal in September. The 33-year-old had 31 points in 81 games last year while seeing minimal power-play time, and that's about the level he's played at over the last few years. If he remains in a bottom-six role, he's not likely to earn much attention from fantasy managers.

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  • Jets' Sam Gagner: Signs one-year deal with Jets

    Gagner signed a one-year, $750,000 contract with Winnipeg on Friday.

    Gagner had 13 goals and 31 points in 81 contests with Detroit last season. He's capable of performing similarly in Winnipeg while serving primarily in a bottom-six role.

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  • Red Wings' Sam Gagner: Multiple points in finale

    Gagner dished out two assists in Friday's 5-3 win over the Devils.

    Gagner's multi-point night in the season finale raised his season point total to 31 over 80 games. He'll be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and Gagner's unlikely to draw significant interest given his mediocre production and advanced age (he'll turn 33 in August).

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  • Red Wings' Sam Gagner: Gives Panthers early scare

    Gagner registered a goal in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Panthers.

    Gagner set four shots on goal, trailing only Tyler Bertuzzi and his seven SOG among Red Wings skaters. Considering he doesn't see much ice time, Gagner has performed quite well in his 15th NHL campaign, adding 13 goals and 16 assists through 77 games.

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  • Red Wings' Sam Gagner: Two tallies in win over Jets

    Gagner scored two goals, one short-handed, in Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Jets.

    He opened the scoring late in the first period, and closed it with an empty-netter late in the third. Gagner has three goals in the last two games, a rare burst of productivity during a campaign in which the 32-year-old has only 11 goals and 27 points over 70 games.

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  • Red Wings' Sam Gagner: Catches goalie napping

    Gagner scored on his only shot in Saturday's 10-7 loss to the Maple Leafs.

    Toronto goalie Jack Campbell tried to control the puck from behind the cage, only for Gagner to intercept his clearing attempt and score for the sixth time this season. While he's clearly past his prime, Gagner's 19 points through 53 games actually looks pretty good considering he sees ice time on the fourth line.

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  • Red Wings' Sam Gagner: Chips in with assist

    Gagner recorded an assist in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the Kings.

    Gagner set up Joe Veleno's goal at 19:13 of the third period, which made things interesting at the end of the game. The assist was Gagner's second in his last four games, but he went 11 contests without a point prior to his return to offense recently. The 32-year-old forward remains in a bottom-six role that doesn't lead to much offense. He has 15 points, 75 shots on net, 24 PIM and a minus-7 rating in 47 contests -- that matches his point total from 42 appearances last season despite a reduced role.

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  • Red Wings' Sam Gagner: Breaks silence with helper

    Gagner provided an assist in a 3-2 shootout win over the Penguins on Friday.

    Gagner assisted on Givani Smith's first period goal to help Detroit out to a 1-0 lead. The 32-year-old had been woefully quiet on offense, as he had scored 0 points in 11 January contests heading into this one. Gagner has bounced around an awful lot over the last few seasons with little success, accumulating just 14 points in 44 games this season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 197 lbs
Birthplace: London, ON
Age: 34
Experience: 16
Shoots: Right