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Gagner still feeling way but Coyotes need production

Coyotes at Wild When: Thursday, 5 p.m. Where: Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minn. TV: FOX Sports Arizona Radio: ESPN 620 AM Injuries: Coyotes C Martin Hanzal (lower body) is out. The Wild reported no injuries. Quick facts: Minnesota's biggest offseason acquisition, F Thomas Vanek, has just one assist after signing a three-year, $19.5 million deal this offseason. Worse yet, his...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Oilers Sam Gagner getting used to Coyotes system

Once upon a time, Sam Gagner, Robert Nilsson, Andrew Cogliano and Tom Gilbert were going to be the core of a contender in Edmonton. It didn’t quite work out the way they all hoped, however, and the last remaining member of Edmonton’s first rebuild went to the Coyotes last summer while the organization struggled along with Rebuild No. 2. They met for the first time Wednesday...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes' conundrum: Does Gagner fit better at center or wing?

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Is Sam Gagner a center or a wing? That question is preoccupying coach Dave Tippett as the Coyotes wind down the preseason.  It's the same question the Edmonton Oilers never fully answered before dealing him to Tampa, which shipped him to Arizona about an hour later, along with B.J. Crombeen on June 30.  For the first 10 days of training camp, Tippett had...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes Injury Update: Sam Gagner hopes to start fresh in Phoenix

According to Mike Halford of NBC Sports, 24-year-old Sam Gagner hopes to improve greatly this season, as a new member of the Arizona Coyotes club. Gagner had a "rough season" with the Edmonton Oilers, after experiencing a broken jaw in the preseason. Due to the recovery process and the timing of the injury, Gagner did not present the same abilities as he had in the past...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes deal for Sam Gagner to address void at center

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Coyotes acquired center Sam Gagner from Tampa Bay on Sunday night, hours after the Lightning picked him up in a trade with Edmonton Oilers. The Coyotes gave Tampa Bay a sixth-round pick next year for Gagner and right wing B.J. Crombeen. The 24-year-old Gagner, the No. 6 pick in the 2007 draft, had 10 goals and 27 assists in 67 games last season. He...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: NHL player's grotesquely swollen jaw

Sam Gagner‘s face has seen better days. The Edmonton Oilers forward suffered a broken jaw on a high-stick from Canucks forward Zack Cassian during the second period of Saturday night’s game. Whereas Cassian scored an eight-game suspension for the errant stick, Gagner was on the receiving end of some misplaced teeth and a scary amount of swelling around his mouth. Gagner will...
September 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Oilers center Sam Gagner tweets photo of nasty broken jaw

On Sunday, Edmonton Oilers center Sam Gagner suffered a broken jaw after Canucks’ winger Zack Kassian essentially slashed his face with a high stick. Gagner will be out of the Oilers lineup indefinitely, but seems to be in decent spirits despite the fact that his face is probably permanently destroyed. Thank you all for the support. Excited to come back stronger and hopefully better...
Via Next Impulse Sports
September 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Gagner, Oilers agree to three-year deal

Restricted free-agent center Sam Gagner and the Edmonton Oilers have agreed to a new three-year contract, according to the team. The deal allowed them to avoid a salary-arbitration hearing scheduled for Monday. According to TSN, the contract is valued at $14.4 million for an average annual value of $4.8 million. The 23-year-old tweeted that he was pleased to be staying with the...
Via Fox Sports
July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Sam Gagner scores goal from behind the net, with some lucky bounces (Video)

Edmonton Oilers center Sam Gagner scored a goal from behind the net, thanks to a couple of lucky bounces, during the third period of Sunday night's game against the Minnesota Wild. Wild forward Mikko Koivu was trying to clear the puck from behind his net, but the puck bounced off Gagner's skate in front of the net, then bounced off Wild defenseman Ryan Suter's stick...
Via Holdout Sports
March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Oilers sign Gagner to 1-year deal for $3.2 million

The Edmonton Oilers have avoided arbitration with Sam Gagner, signing the forward to a one-year, $3.2 million deal. Gagner played in 75 games last season with the Oilers, scoring a career-high 18 goals with 29 assists for 47 points. On Feb. 2, he gad eight points against the Chicago Blackhawks. The 5-foot-11, 195-pounder has spent his entire career with Edmonton since being drafted...
Via AP on Fox
July 20, 2012  |  Discuss
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