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Simon Gagne | Winger | #12

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (38) / 2/29/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 195
Drafted: 1998 / Rd. 1 (22) / PHI
Contract: view contract details

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Simon Gagne has decided to retire after 14 NHL seasons.
"Today, I want to thank my trainers and teammates," said Gagne in a press release. "You inspired me to surpass myself. You made me understand that you need more than talent; it takes sacrifice and discipline and you need to work harder than your rivals. I also wish to thank my fans. Every evening, you energized me and inspired me to perform." He registered 291 goals and 601 points in 822 career games with Philadelphia, Tampa Bay, Los Angeles and Boston. Most of his time was spent with the Flyers, where he produced 535 points. Tue, Sep 15, 2015 11:32:00 AM

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Simon Gagne isn't ready to retire yet.

He was placed on unconditional waivers by Boston in January after telling the team that he wouldn't be returning because of personal reasons. Gagne left the team in late December to be with his ailing father, who passed away. He plans to train hard over the off-season and hopes to sign with another club.
Thu, May 28, 2015 06:19:00 PM

Simon Gagne has been placed on unconditional waivers.

Gagne has already made it clear that he won't return to the Boston Bruins this season for personal reasons. In the extremely likely event that he clears waivers, Boston will probably release him.
Wed, Jan 28, 2015 12:16:00 PM

Simon Gagne (personal) will not rejoin the Boston Bruins this season.

In response, Boston has suspended Gagne. "At this time Simon feels that he has to be home with his family and he has the complete support of the Boston Bruins organization with this decision," said Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli. "Given Simon's decision not to return to the team, we have to change his status to maintain a full roster. I spoke to Simon about this, and he assured me that we have his full support with this status change." Gagne had a goal and four points in 23 games in his comeback attempt with Boston. Given that he's still just 34 years old, we can't completely rule out the possibility of Gagne playing in the NHL again.
Mon, Jan 12, 2015 05:24:00 PM

Boston GM Peter Chiarelli doesn't know when Simon Gagne will rejoin the Bruins.

"I don't have any news for you on that front," he said. "We're respecting his privacy. Our condolences go to Simon and his family." Gagne received an indefinite leave of absence in early December to be with his ailing father, Pierre, who passed away. His funeral was last Friday. Our condolences go to Simon and his family as well.
Mon, Jan 5, 2015 08:34:00 AM

Simon Gagne has been granted an indefinite leave of absence to attend to a family matter.

He released this statement via the Bruins: "I have taken a personal leave of absence from the Boston Bruins in order to return home to Quebec to be with my father, who was recently diagnosed with liver cancer. The doctors - who have been great throughout this whole process - unfortunately informed us that his cancer is not curable. I greatly appreciate the support and understanding that the Bruins organization and my teammates have given to me and my family since I let them know the news and I look forward to rejoining them when the time is appropriate. Until then, I would kindly ask everyone to respect my family and its privacy during this difficult time." Our thoughts are with them during this difficult time.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 04:44:00 PM

Simon Gagne (personal) wasn't at practice on Tuesday.

He was attending to a family matter in Quebec, so he was given a leave of absence by the Bruins. Gagne has three goals and one assist in 23 games this campaign. It isn't clear if he'll be available to play on Thursday yet.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 10:06:00 AM

Simon Gagne registered his second goal of the season in Monday's 3-2 loss to Anaheim.

He narrowed the Ducks' lead to 3-2 at the 10:20 mark of the third period, but the Bruins couldn't get the contest back on even terms. Gagne reached 600 career points in the match. He has recorded three points in 20 outings this campaign.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 06:28:00 AM

Simon Gagne was a healthy scratch Thursday against Edmonton.

Coach Claude Julien had to make a decision who to scratch with David Krejci back in the fold and Gagne was the odd man out. He hasn't produced a point in his last eight games.
Fri, Nov 7, 2014 06:37:00 AM

Simon Gagne still gets an occasional shift on the top line, but he's mostly fit in as a fourth liner on the Bruins.

He has been playing alongside Daniel Paille and Gregory Campbell. Gagne led the team with four hits in Saturday's win over Toronto and he logged just 10:49 of ice time. He has one goal in six games.
Mon, Oct 27, 2014 09:59:00 AM

There's no telling how long his audition might be, but it appears as if Simon Gagne will start Saturday's Boston Bruins - Buffalo Sabres game on the David Krejci - Milan Lucic line.

Gagne managed to score a goal despite only skating a few shifts with the duo on Thursday, so with that and his considerable resume in mind, it makes sense for Boston to give him a shot. He's worth watch-listing at worst as Krejci and Lucic could lift him to solid levels. At 34, it's plausible that he could contribute ... but he's obviously lost quite a few steps at the same time.
Sat, Oct 18, 2014 12:32:00 PM

Simon Gagne made his regular season debut in a Boston uniform Wednesday night and it just happened to be the 800th game of his career.

He started the game on the fourth line with Ryan Spooner and Daniel Paille, but he ended the match on the first unit alongside David Krejci and Milan Lucic. "It's special," Gagne said before the game. "It's the first game in a long time, and at the same time it's No. 800. Not having a chance to play last year, sitting at home and watching games on TV, was difficult. Now to be back after almost 1 1/2 years, it means a lot to me and my family." If he can mesh on the top line then he may be worthy of fantasy consideration.
Thu, Oct 16, 2014 10:15:00 AM

Simon Gagne is expected to serve on the Bruins' fourth line for now.

Boston signed Gagne to a one-year deal Tuesday morning. He had two 40-plus goal seasons in 2005-06 and 2006-07, but his stock has declined considerably since then. He didn't even play last season, so it's important to keep your expectations low when it comes to his offensive potential.
Tue, Oct 14, 2014 05:33:00 PM

Simon Gagne has inked a one-year, $600,000 contract with the Boston Bruins.

The Bruins have scored just four goals in four games, so maybe they felt Gagne would be able to give them an offensive boost. Gagne certainly has that potential, but after skipping the entire 2013-14 he's far from a safe bet. We recommend that standard league owners take a wait-and-see approach to Gagne rather than immediately picking him up.
Tue, Oct 14, 2014 10:29:00 AM

After Saturday's loss to Washington, Bruins coach Claude Julien hinted that their could be some changes coming to Boston's lineup.

Simon Gagne doesn't have a contract, but he is still skating with the team. Despite his track record, Gagne was out of hockey last season and his injury history is also a concern. With the Bruins struggling early-on this season, they could look to Gagne for a spark. The 34-year-old had five goals and 16 points in 38 games with the Flyers and Kings during the 2012-13 season.
Sun, Oct 12, 2014 09:39:00 AM

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