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Simon Gagne | Winger

Team: Boston Bruins
Age / DOB:  (34) / 2/29/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
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According to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports and Journal de Montreal, Simon Gagne will attend Boston's training camp on a tryout basis.
Gagne didn't play at all during the 2013-14 campaign. He spent the lockout-shortened season with the Los Angeles Kings and Philadelphia Flyers. Gagne should be considered a long shot to make the Bruins' roster. Aug 15 - 3:13 PM

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Simon Gagne is still looking to play in the NHL.

The former Philadelphia Flyer turns 34 on Friday and while it appears that he will not get a contract this season, he will be looking in the off-season to sign somewhere. He thought that the Flyers were going to ink him to a deal last summer but that never worked out and he was unwilling to take a tryout contract with another team. This summer will be different for the former two-time Olympian with Canada. "With all of my injuries, I knew the end was going to come at one point," Gagne said who worked with a Quebec tv station at the Olympics covering hockey. "But watching games, I still believe I can play, I know I could do a lot better than some of these guys. It is all about the health issues in my past. When you give big money to players, you want them to play and not sit on the bench. I totally understand that."
Feb 24 - 7:59 AM

Simon Gagne might not end up playing this season, but isn't ready to retire yet.

Gagne didn't end up signing over the summer after scoring five goals and 16 points in 38 games with Los Angeles and Philadelphia last season. He's 33 years old, so we wouldn't rule out the possibility of him successfully coming back for the 2014-15 campaign.
Tue, Oct 22, 2013 06:41:00 PM

Philadelphia Flyers GM Paul Holmgren has ruled out the possibility of the team attempting to sign Simon Gagne.

Not that there was really any doubt of that at this point. Simon Gagne was interested in playing with the Philadelphia Flyers, to the point where he didn't pursue other opportunities. When they went after Daniel Cleary instead, Gagne said "it was like a slap in the face."
Fri, Sep 27, 2013 05:10:00 PM

Simon Gagne expressed his disappointment with the Philadelphia Flyers and their pursuit of Daniel Cleary.

He said "it was like a slap in the face" because he had been waiting for the team to extend an offer to him. "All summer, the Philadelphia Flyers kept hinting that they wanted to offer me a new contract, and I even told Robert Sauve, my agent, not to negotiate with other teams," Gagne told La Presse. "We trusted them. We put all our eggs in one basket and we got caught. We never thought we'd be stuck in this situation at this time of the year." The Flyers don't have the cap room to offer Gagne a contract, but they still could've extended a tryout his way. Now, Gagne will have to look elsewhere for an NHL job, as Philadelphia wants one of their younger players to compete for that spot.
Sat, Sep 14, 2013 04:37:00 PM

The Philadelphia Flyers aren't expected to re-sign Simon Gagne even after missing out on Daniel Cleary.

Flyers GM Paul Holmgren ruled out the possibility of bringing Gagne back before he went after Cleary and he doesn't think he'll change that stance. Gagne had five goals and 16 points in 38 games last season.
Fri, Sep 13, 2013 10:49:00 AM

Philadelphia doesn't have the cap space to sign Simon Gagne right now.

Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said he was "kicking around" the idea of inviting Gagne to training camp next week on a tryout basis, but he isn't sure if that will happen or if Gagne is interested. Philadelphia will gain some cap relief once Chris Pronger is placed on the long-term injured list, so he could have a spot with the team if he remains patient.
Wed, Sep 4, 2013 08:45:00 AM

CSNPhilly.com reporter Sarah Baicker says that the Flyers and Simon Gagne have agreed on a deal, it's just a matter of Philadelphia clearing enough cap space to get it done.

The Flyers are currently over the limit by $1 million. Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said that "it's probably too soon to say" whether this deal will be completed. "We’re sort of capped out," he said. "We don’t have a lot of space here to maneuver unless we were to make some kind of move. That's something I don't think any of us around here want to do right now, because we feel comfortable with our team."
Sat, Jul 6, 2013 11:16:00 AM

Simon Gagne and the Philadelphia Flyers are talking about a new contract.

"We've had a couple of conversations with his agent, and we will continue to talk," GM Paul Holmgren said Monday. "We have interest in bringing him back, but limited cap space." Gagne has already said he is open to taking less money to stay in Philadelphia. He can become an unrestricted free agent on Friday if something isn't worked out with the Flyers.
Mon, Jul 1, 2013 04:47:00 PM

The Philadelphia Flyers may look to re-sign Simon Gagne now that they have some much-needed cap space.

The team will use compliance buyouts on Ilya Bryzgalov and Daniel Briere, which should give them the funds to bring back Gagne. "He's a player we're interested in bringing back," GM Paul Holmgren said Tuesday. "We don't know what the number is, but it's something we'd like to entertain. We're juggling what we'd like to do on July 5, or whether we could get it done before that. But we'll talk to Simon and his agent at the draft and see." Gagne has also said that he's willing to take a pay cut to stay in Philadelphia.
Thu, Jun 27, 2013 11:25:00 AM

Simon Gagne's agent, Bob Sauve, has been in contact with Flyers GM Paul Holmgren since the 2013 season ended.

"Right now, they have some money issues, which would prevent us from doing anything. The salary cap is complicated and there are rules," said Gagne. "My agent has kept in touch with 'Homer' and he told us that he would call us before the draft." Gagne posted seven of his 11 points on the year in the team's last 13 contests after he was placed on a line with Claude Giroux and Jake Voracek. He can become an unrestricted free agent on July 5 if a new deal isn't reached with Philadelphia.
Thu, Jun 20, 2013 08:07:00 AM

Simon Gagne has been skating on the top line with Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek. which has helped renew his on-ice vigor.

"I'm starting to enjoy the game again, that's been the main issue," Gagne said. "The last two years have been a little bit tough. Health was an issue. Not playing as much as I wanted was an issue. I'm back to being healthy again. I'm starting to feel good on the ice. Even when we're losing right now, I'm having fun coming to the rink. That's something that, to start the season, I lost a little bit. All that helped me get a good feeling again about the game." He has six points in his last eight games and is hoping to stay with the Flyers beyond the end of this season. The 33-year-old winger is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent in the summer.
Thu, Apr 18, 2013 11:36:00 AM

Simon Gagne had a goal and an assist in the Flyers' 5-3 win over the Canadiens on Wednesday night.

Injuries have really caught up with the 33-year-old as he's been a shell of his former self for several years now. The goal, which was his third of the year, snapped an eight-game goalless skid, and he now has 10 points. Matt Read also potted a goal and chipped in with an assist. Sean Couturier, Wayne Simmonds, Jakub Voracek potted the other goals.
Wed, Apr 3, 2013 10:19:00 PM

Simon Gagne had an assist on Friday.

Gagne now has three points in eight games with the Philadelphia Flyers. He's only averaged 14:17 minutes per game, which isn't great. Still, the fact that he's at least playing in every game is a huge step up from the end of his tenure in Los Angeles.
Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:16:00 AM

Simon Gagne says he's still not quite 100 percent in terms of his overall game shape.

"It's going really fast," Gagne said. "Slowly, it's starting to come [together]. I don't think it helped over the start of the season being in and out of the lineup [with the Kings]. You can work as hard as you want off the ice, skating and biking, but you need to have games under your belt. I feel that it's improving every game. We don't have too much time left ... so I'll try to get on it as quick as I can." Gagne has two goals in seven games since joining the Flyers.
Thu, Mar 14, 2013 11:58:00 AM

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