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Simon Gagne | Winger

Team: Boston Bruins
Age / DOB:  (34) / 2/29/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 195
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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. Dec 10 - 4:44 PM

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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.
Dec 10 - 10:06 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.
Dec 2 - 6:28 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.
Nov 7 - 6:37 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.
Oct 27 - 9:59 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.
Oct 18 - 12:32 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.
Oct 16 - 10:15 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.
Oct 14 - 5:33 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.
Oct 14 - 10:29 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.
Oct 12 - 9:39 AM

Simon Gagne will stick with the Boston Bruins despite being unsigned.

Gagne is trying to work his way back into the NHL after skipping the 2013-14 campaign. He might eventually be offered a contract if the Bruins find themselves dealing with some injuries.
Oct 7 - 12:11 PM

Simon Gagne hasn't been released from his professional tryout with the Bruins yet.

He will reportedly continue to skate with the team this week before the club decides if they will sign him to an NHL deal or let him go. Gagne didn't have a spectacular training camp, but Boston's brass felt he got better as he knocked off the rust from not playing in 2013-14.
Oct 7 - 7:41 AM

It’s looking more and more likely that Simon Gagne will be signed by the Bruins.

Gagne told reporter Matt Kalman that he would be going on the Bruins' team-building trip. It would be very unlikely that he’d be invited if he wasn’t going to stay with the organization. The 34-year-old is in camp on a tryout basis.
Oct 4 - 9:21 PM

It doesn't sound like training camp tryout Simon Gagne will be sticking with the Bruins, but a final decision hasn't been made yet.

"His skating has gotten better (through camp)," coach Claude Julien said. "I think, like anybody else who's been off that long, maybe his timing and his playmaking and passing isn't there. Again, there are decisions that have to be made." Gagne didn't play at all during the 2013-14 campaign after he skated in 38 contests with Los Angeles and Philadelphia in 2012-13.
Oct 3 - 8:13 AM

Simon Gagne said he felt much better in his second preseason game.

"I felt a huge difference from (Tuesday)," Gagne said after scoring an empty-net marker in Wednesday's 2-0 win over Washington. "The legs were a little bit stiff from playing back-to-back games, but I think it's normal, not playing a game for almost a year-and-a-half. I was a little rusty. But I felt better with the puck (last night) vision-wise, more patient, not as nervous with the puck, (taking) a little more time with it before making a play. I saw a little bit of improvement from last game." Interestingly, he was given the opportunity to play the point on the power play on Wednesday. Gagne added that he's trying to improve one game at a time and he has some more time to try to earn his next NHL contract.
Sep 25 - 10:31 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1David Krejci
2Patrice Bergeron
3Carl Soderberg
4Gregory Campbell
5Marc Savard
LW1Milan Lucic
2Brad Marchand
3Daniel Paille
4Simon Gagne
5Craig Cunningham
6Anthony Camara
RW1Loui Eriksson
2Reilly Smith
3Chris Kelly
4Matt Fraser
5Seth Griffith
D1Zdeno Chara
2Torey Krug
3Dougie Hamilton
4Dennis Seidenberg
5Adam McQuaid
6Matt Bartkowski
7Kevan Miller
8Zach Trotman
G1Tuukka Rask
2Niklas Svedberg