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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 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

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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

Sam Gagner (concussion) feels like he's ready to play.

The question now is when the Flyers' coaching staff will put Gagner into the lineup. He might get into the lineup on Tuesday, although it's not clear where he would fit in. During Monday's practice Gagner was centering the top line, but that was only because Claude Giroux was taking a maintenance day.
Tue, Dec 15, 2015 09:03:00 AM

Sam Gagner (concussion) will join Philadelphia on its two-game road trip.

The Flyers are set to play in St. Louis on Thursday and Dallas on Friday. It remains to be seen if Gagner will play in either of those contests, although obviously this is a good sign.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 12:10:00 PM

Sam Gagner has confirmed that he's been dealing with a concussion.

Gagner practiced on Monday for the first time since Nov. 23. He hopes to return to the Flyers' lineup next week.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 08:59:00 AM

Sam Gagner (concussion) participated in practice for the first time since he was injured Nov. 23.

He hopes to be back in the lineup next week. Gagner has two goals and three assists in 18 games this campaign.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 04:25:00 PM

Sam Gagner (upper body) is expected to be out for a week.

Gagner left Monday's game after absorbing a hit from Carolina's Brad Malone. As previously noted, Philadelphia has called up Colin McDonald, who will draw into the lineup.
Wed, Nov 25, 2015 01:08:00 PM

Sam Gagner (upper body) isn't expected to play on Wednesday.

Gagner suffered the injury during Monday's contest. The Flyers have called up Colin McDonald to help fill the void.
Wed, Nov 25, 2015 11:08:00 AM

Depth Charts

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