Gagner was recalled by the Flyers on Thursday. Sean Couturier (lower body) has been ruled out of Thursday's game against the Penguins, so Gagner will slot into the Flyers' lineup in his absence. The 26-year-old forward, who has tallied five points (two goals, three assists) in 18 games with the Flyers this season, is expected to center Brayden Schenn and Michael Raffl on Philadelphia's second line in Thursday's contest.
Gagner has cleared waivers, per Renaud Lavoie of Montreal's TVA Sports reports. Gagner was on Philly's books with a cap hit of $3.2 million, and according to Bill Meltzer of NHL.com he's bound for the AHL, where he'll play for the Phantoms. What a wild tailspin for a player that was selected with the sixth overall pick by the Oilers in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.
Gagner has been placed on waivers, Frank Seravalli of TSN reports. Gagner missed a series of games with a concussion and has been placed on the injured reserve multiple times in the season with an upper body injury.
Gagner has fully recovered from his concussion, NHL.com's Adam Kimelman reports. Head coach Dave Hakstol told reporters Thursday that, although Gagner has fully recovered from his concussion, he isn't ready to slot the 26-year-old forward back into the Flyers' lineup yet. Gagner is still on injured reserve, meaning his eventual return to action should be signaled by his activation from IR.
Gagner (concussion) is out of the lineup Friday against the Stars. Gagner was reportedly cleared to play soon after being placed on injured reserve, but he's yet to rejoin the lineup. His next chance to play comes Tuesday against the Hurricanes, but there's no specified return date for Gagner at this point.
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