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Sam Gagner | Winger

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/10/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 202
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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. Nov 25 - 1:08 PM

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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.
Nov 25 - 11:08 AM

Sam Gagner won't return to Monday's game against Carolina after he suffered a cut above his eye.

Gagner was left bloodied after a hit from 'Canes forward Brad Malone and the Flyers ruled him out for the rest of the game. He should be considered day-to-day at this point. The Flyers will likely provide an update on his status after the game.
Nov 23 - 9:14 PM

Sam Gagner picked up 17 penalty minutes on Saturday as he came to the defense of teammate Scott Laughton.

Laughton was injured by Alex Chiasson on a good hit but that did not matter to Gagner who took a minor for instigating, a major for fighting and a 10-minute misconduct. Gagner now has 21 penalty minutes to go with two goals and five points in 17 games. His minutes were nice yesterday for poolies but he really should not have been in your lineup.
Nov 22 - 8:59 AM

Sam Gagner will return to Philadelphia's lineup on Saturday.

After being a healthy scratch in their last game against the Flames, Gagner will play against the Jets. The 26-year-old has two goals and five points in 10 games this season. Vincent Lecavalier will come out of the lineup to make room for Gagner.
Nov 7 - 2:24 PM

Sam Gagner will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game in Calgary.

He'll serve as a healthy scratch for the first time since being held out of the first two games of the season. He has two goals, five points and a plus-2 rating in 10 games. Davis Drewiske will also watch the game from the press box.
Nov 5 - 9:07 PM

Sam Gagner scored the game-winning goal in a 3-0 victory over Chicago.

Gagner started the season in the press box, but he now has two points in two games. Claude Giroux and Matt Read recorded the Flyers' other two markers. Michael Del Zotto, Brayden Schenn, Michael Raffl, Jakub Voracek, Wayne Simmonds, and Sean Couturier each registered an assist for Philadelphia.
Oct 14 - 10:50 PM

Sam Gagner draws into his second consecutive game

Journeyman, Gagner, earned an assist in his Flyers debut after sitting out the first two games and will likely be skating alongside Scott Laughton versus the Blackhawks after skating with Sean Couturier and Brayden Schenn.
Oct 14 - 6:29 PM

Sam Gagner had an assist in Philadelphia's 1-0 win on Monday.

Gagner was a healthy scratch in the Flyers' first two contests. "It’s always nice to contribute in a win," Gagner said. "We played hard and shut things down when we needed to. It’s a big step for us going forward." It wouldn't be surprising to see him remain in the lineup for Wednesday's contest.
Oct 13 - 11:13 AM

Sam Gagner will play in his first game with Philadelphia Monday night.

He was with Brayden Schenn and Sean Couturier during the morning skate. Gagner watched the first two contests of the season from the press box, so he will be looking to make an impact in his Flyers debut.
Oct 12 - 11:49 AM

Sam Gagner has spent the first two games of the season as a healthy scratch.

"I want to be a part of things, I definitely feel like I can help," Gagner said. "It’s frustrating. I want to be out there helping my team. To not get the opportunity to play, it’s not fun." He did practice alongside Sean Couturier and Brayden Schenn on Sunday, but that was with R.J. Umberger being kept off the ice for maintenance reasons. Flyers coach Dave Hakstol said he hasn't made any lineup decisions either, so it remains to be seen if Gagner will be scratched on Monday.
Oct 12 - 9:45 AM

Sam Gagner, Radko Gudas and Vincent Lecavalier will all be healthy scratches in Thursday's game against Tampa Bay.

The Flyers will definitely lead the league in salary stashed in the press box after two days of regular season action. All three players have recognizable names, but their fantasy upside will be limited. If you feel like taking a low-risk gamble on one of these players, Sam Gagner may be the best bet to produce.
Oct 8 - 7:29 PM

This can be seen as a potential make-or-break season for Sam Gagner.

Gagner is in the final season of his three-year, $14.4 million deal and he's set to play for his third season in as many seasons. For a time it looked like the Flyers might even buy him out over the summer and even now his role for the team's opener is in question. If he's able to step up this season then getting another contract shouldn't be an issue. On the other hand, if he has a rough campaign then he might struggle to find work in the NHL as a UFA.
Oct 5 - 7:56 AM

The Philadelphia Flyers might make Sam Gagner a healthy scratch in the team's season-opening game.

Not a great sign for Gagner, who will be a UFA this summer (it's surprising in some ways that he's only 26 at the moment). His salary is diced up among several teams, and one wonders what sorts of offers he may receive after this season. He'll likely get his chances at some point, although they may be limited.
Oct 3 - 2:36 PM

Sam Gagner served as a center during Monday's preseason contest.

Although Gagner is likely to start the campaign as a winger, Flyers coach Dave Hakstol wanted to see what he could do up the middle. "I think versatility is important in a player, and Sam has some of that versatility," Hakstol said. "That's why we're asking him. He gave us a few solid days at left wing. He's given us a couple on right wing now. Let's see what he looks like without our group up the middle." Gagner had 15 goals and 41 points in 81 games in 2014-15.
Sep 29 - 10:41 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Claude Giroux
2Sean Couturier
3Scott Laughton
4Ryan White
5Vincent Lecavalier
6Chris VandeVelde
LW1Michael Raffl
2Brayden Schenn
3Matt Read
4R.J. Umberger
5Taylor Leier
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Sam Gagner
4Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
5Colin McDonald
D1Mark Streit
2Michael Del Zotto
3Nick Schultz
4Radko Gudas
5Evgeny Medvedev
6Brandon Manning
7Davis Drewiske
8Shayne Gostisbehere
9Luke Schenn
G1Steve Mason
2Michal Neuvirth