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Sam Gagner | Winger | #89

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/10/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 202
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (6) / EDM
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Sam Gagner recorded an assist in a 6-1 loss to the Washington Capitals in Game 3 Monday night.
Although Gagner had played in 615 career regular season games through the 2015-16 campaign, this is his first playoff series. His point on Monday was also his first career postseason point. Apr 19 - 9:21 AM

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Sam Gagner is going to the playoffs for the first time in his career.

Gagner was with the Edmonton Oilers for the first seven seasons of his career and last season with the Arizona Coyotes so this is his first opportunity to play in the post-season as the Flyers clinched a spot in the playoffs Saturday. "It feels great," Gagner said. "It’s why you play hockey — to play in meaningful games and to play into the playoffs." Gagner has eight goals and 16 points in 51 games this season so he really isn't a viable option in playoff pools unless you think the Flyers are going a long way.
Apr 10 - 10:02 AM

Sam Gagner picked up his third goal of the season Saturday.

It has been a horrible season for the 26-year-old and he has just eight points this year. Gagner had some good seasons in Edmonton but it looks like his career has stagnated. He has been in the minors this season so don't expect a lot from the center.
Feb 21 - 9:27 AM

Sam Gagner is expected to center the Flyers' top line in Claude Giroux's place during Saturday's match with Toronto.

Gagner will slot between Brayden Schenn and Wayne Simmonds in what could his last best chance to prove to the league at large he still belongs in the NHL. Gagner has posted just two goals and seven points in 28 games this season.
Source: Mike Brophy
Feb 20 - 5:56 PM

As it turns out, Sam Gagner will play Tuesday against the Devils on Tuesday night.

However with just seven points in 27 games this season, it would seem the 26-year-old has lost his scoring touch.
Feb 16 - 6:39 PM

Sam Gagner, Jordan Weal, and Brandon Manning will each be scratched from Sunday's match with the Rangers.

Of the three, only Manning has produced a modicum of fantasy value this season with 38 blocks, 44 PIMs, and 60 hits in 34 games this season. Which unfortunately tells you about all you need to know about how Gagner's season has gone.
Feb 14 - 1:57 PM

Sam Gagner is expected to stay in the lineup on Monday.

Gagner was called up on Thursday and played alongside Michael Raffl and Brayden Schenn in that night's game. While those might not be his linemates on Monday, it sounds like Gagner will at least avoid being a healthy scratch for the time being.
Jan 25 - 9:15 AM

Sam Gagner admitted that he was surprised when Philadelphia demoted him on Dec. 30, but he tried to make the most of his time in the minors.

"Initially, maybe there’s a bit of a shock," Gagner said. "After that, every guy down there, it’s the same situation. They’re trying to play in the NHL at some point. You’re in with guys that are trying to make it to the NHL and for me I’m trying to get back there. There’s a lot of good players down there waiting for their opportunity and I think that you can’t go down there and act like you’re different from them. For me, I just wanted to go down there and work hard and help that team win." Gagner is back with the Flyers now, although it's not clear if he has a long-term role with the team. After all, Sean Couturier (lower body) is just day-to-day and when he returns, Gagner might be the player that's removed from the lineup.
Jan 23 - 5:53 AM

Sam Gagner will be inserted into the Flyers' lineup Thursday night.

Gagner will serve as a center and play alongside Michael Raffl and Brayden Schenn. Gagner's role is likely reflective of the fact that Sean Couturier (lower body) is unavailable, but it's still a good opportunity for him. Gagner struggled to find a role with the Flyers earlier in the season and that led to him being sent to the minors on Dec. 30.
Jan 21 - 5:25 PM

Sam Gagner has been called up by the Philadelphia Flyers.

Philadelphia had 22 players on its active roster, so promoting him at this time didn't involve any sacrifice. Gagner had a goal and six points in nine AHL games.
Jan 21 - 4:48 PM

Sam Gagner will generate plenty of interest from scouts in the AHL, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman.

Teams weren’t willing to pick up his entire prorated $5 million contract on waivers, but there will be teams interested if the Flyers pick up some money. Gagner had five points in 18 games with Philadelphia.
Jan 2 - 9:28 PM

Sam Gagner has been loaned to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the AHL.

He was assigned after clearing waivers. Gagner was hurting with an upper-body injury before going to the minors, but he is apparently recovered from that now. His demotion allowed the Flyers to activate Mark Streit off IR.
Wed, Dec 30, 2015 01:38:00 PM

Sam Gagner has been placed on waivers.

He has appeared in 18 games with the Flyers this season and he has posted five points.
Tue, Dec 29, 2015 12:11:00 PM

Sam Gagner won't play in Monday's game against the St. Louis Blues.

The 26-year-old is dealing with an upper-body injury. He's considered day-to-day at this point. Gagner has two goals and five points in 18 games this season.
Source: NHL.com
Mon, Dec 21, 2015 06:58:00 PM

Sam Gagner has recovered from his concussion.

Don't expect Gagner to play on Thursday though as the Flyers are now making him a healthy scratch. It's not clear when he'll be reinserted into the Flyers' lineup.
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 11:25:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Claude Giroux
2Sean Couturier
3Scott Laughton
4Jordan Weal
5Nick Cousins
LW1Matt Read
2Brayden Schenn
3Michael Raffl
4Chris VandeVelde
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
4Sam Gagner
5Ryan White
6Colin McDonald
D1Mark Streit
2Michael Del Zotto
3Shayne Gostisbehere
4Nick Schultz
5Andrew MacDonald
6Evgeny Medvedev
7Radko Gudas
8Brandon Manning
9Samuel Morin
G1Steve Mason
2Michal Neuvirth
3Ray Emery