Simon Gagne

LW / Boston Bruins / EXP: YRS Height: Weight: lb Age: College: None

Fantasy Points by Week

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    • Longtime NHLer Gagne Announces Retirement

      News: Simon Gagne announced his retirement from professional hockey Tuesday, Stephen Whyno of The Canadian Press reports.
      Analysis: Simon Gagne spent 14 seasons in the NHL, 11 of which came with the Flyers. The 35-year-old was a two-time All-Star, appeared in two Olympic Games for the Canadian team, and raised the Stanley Cup for the only time in his career in 2011-12 as a member of the Kings. After sitting out for a year, Gagne was able to able to earn a roster spot with the Bruins out of training camp last season, but left the team in December following the death of his father and didn't return. Apparently fulfilled with his playing career, Gagne elected to hang up his skates after recording 291 goals and 601 points across 822 regular-season games.
    • Ex-Bruin Gagne Still Intends To Keep Playing

      News: Simon Gagne recently indicated that he doesn't intend to retire and will be actively pursuing a contract with an NHL team this summer, Damien Cox of Sportsnet reports.
      Analysis: After a one-year hiatus, Simon Gagne returned to the NHL this past season with the Bruins, skating in 23 games and tallying three goals and an assist. However, he ended up leaving the team in early December following the death of his father, with the Bruins officially releasing him in January. Now 35, the two-time 70-point scorer probably projects as little more than a bottom-six forward at this stage of his career, but he's not really the grinder type that teams like to deploy on their third and fourth lines. He shouldn't have much difficulty landing a training-camp invite, but is far from a slam dunk to open 2015-16 on an NHL roster.
    • Bruins Place Gagne On Unconditional Waivers

      News: Simon Gagne (personal) was placed on unconditional waivers, likely for the purpose of his release, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
      Analysis: The move doesn't change Simon Gagne's situation much, as it was announced a couple weeks earlier that he wouldn't return to the Bruins again this season following the recent death of his father. He'll put his hockey career on hold for now, but could resurface in training camp with another squad next summer.
    • Bruins' Gagne (Personal) Will Not Return This Year

      News: Simon Gagne (personal) will not return to the Bruins this season.
      Analysis: Simon Gagne took an indefinite personal leave of absence from the Bruins on Dec. 10 to be with his ailing father, who recently passed away. The forward has opted to sit out the rest of the NHL season, but Boston will maintain a full roster, as Gagne will officially be listed as "suspended player" by the team. "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 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."
    • Bruins' Gagne Away From Team

      News: Simon Gagne is away from the Bruins on a personal leave of absence, Joe Haggerty of reports.
      Analysis: Coach Claude Julien relayed Wednesday that Simon Gagne -- who has scored goals in two of his last four games -- will be out "indefinitely." In Gagne's absence from practice Wednesday, Seth Griffith skated with Daniel Paille and Gregory Campbell on the team's fourth line.
    • Bruins' Gagne On Personal Leave

      News: Simon Gagne missed Tuesday's practice for personal reasons, Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe reports.
      Analysis: It's not clear at this point if Simon Gagne's absence will extend beyond Tuesday's practice. At any rate, it appears that with the impending return of David Krejci, he could be at risk of getting phased out of the lineup. The veteran winger has three goals and four points in 23 games this season.
    • Bruins' Gagne Nabs Second Goal

      News: Simon Gagne scored his second goal of the season in Monday's loss to the Ducks.
      Analysis: Simon Gagne has failed to get any sustained ice time outside of the Bruins' bottom-six forwards this season, which has prevented him from attaining much fantasy value just yet. The 34-year-old winger's best days are clearly behind him at this point.
    • Bruins' Gagne Likely To Play On Top Line Saturday

      News: Simon Gagne is expected to play on the Bruins' top line in Saturday's game against the Sabres.
      Analysis: The Bruins haven't yet found a viable replacement to Jarome Iginla as the top-line right wing, so it looks like Simon Gagne will be the latest player to receive an audition there. He's mostly been relegated to fourth-line duty since signing with the Bruins on Wednesday, but if he can quickly establish some chemistry with David Krejci and Milan Lucic, he could end up sticking there.
    • Bruins' Gagne Pots Goal In Defeat

      News: Simon Gagne tallied a goal in Thursday's 6-4 loss to the Canadiens.
      Analysis: The goal was Simon Gagne's first since Apr. 23, 2013, which incidentally enough, came against the Bruins. The 34-year-old Gagne is probably miscast as a fourth-liner for Boston, but with the team in need of an offensive spark in the early going, the opportunity could exist for him to ascend to a more prominent role with the team, specifically if he starts seeing more time with with David Krejci and Milan Lucic, who Gagne ended up skating with to close Thursday's game.
    • Gagne Debuts With Bruins

      News: Making his season debut with the Bruins, Simon Gagne saw 12:13 worth of ice time and recorded two shots in Wednesday's shootout win over Detroit.
      Analysis: Simon Gagne began the contest skating on the Bruins' fourth line, along with Daniel Paille and Ryan Spooner, was shifted late in the game to a trio featuring David Krejci and Milan Lucic. It remains to be seen which line Gagne -- who came close to netting the winning goal late in Wednesday's tilt -- will be a member of Thursday against Montreal, but if he ends up sticking with Krejci and Lucic either in that contest or down the road, the veteran winger would have an opportunity to carve out some fantasy utility with the B's.
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