• Hagman Scores Empty-Netter For Ducks

    News: Niklas Hagman scored the second goal of the game in the Ducks' 2-0 win over the Panthers on Sunday.
    Analysis: Niklas Hagman scored his second goal in four games and ninth of the season. The Finn scored an empty-netter with 15 seconds left of the game to ensure an important victory for the Ducks.
  • Hagman Scores For Ducks

    News: Niklas Hagman scored the Ducks' first goal in a 2-1 victory over the Wild on Tuesday.
    Analysis: The goal was No. 8 of his season and No. 146 of his career. Niklas Hagman had not registered a point in the previous nine games and is not currently a viable fantasy option except in very deep leagues.
  • Ducks' Hagman To Play Less Minutes

    News: After playing in the bottom three against Columbus Friday, Niklas Hagman was training with the fourth line again at practice, reports Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register.
    Analysis: Coach Bruce Boudreau seems to have lost some confidence in the veteran winger, stating "Sometimes guys get in a rut, They just sort of need a wake-up call a little bit. When we put Beleskey on the fourth line about eight games ago or ten games ago, he went ‘Whoa'. And then he started to really come on."
  • Ducks' Hagman Strikes For Two Wednesday

    News: Niklas Hagman scored two goals, including what would be the game winner, as the Ducks downed the Coyotes 4-1 Wednesday night. It was the first time he's scored since Nov. 30.
    Analysis: It was a nice night fantasy-wise for Niklas Hagman as he also finished with a plus-1 rating and five shots on net in a little over 17 minutes of ice time. His efforts were rewarded by being named the game's first star.
  • Hagman Plays 10 Minutes In Ducks Debut

    News: Niklas Hagman got his work visa before Thursday's game against the Kings and played 10:01 in his Ducks debut, the Associated Press reports.
    Analysis: Niklas Hagman didn't add to the scoresheet Thursday night, but the Ducks are really hoping that he can beef up their scoring from their third line.
  • Ducks' Hagman Waiting On Paperwork

    News: Niklas Hagman needs to receive a work visa before he can start playing for the Ducks, the Orange County Register reports.
    Analysis: The process could take a few more days, making Niklas Hagman's status for the Ducks' home-and-away series with the Kings on Wednesday and Thursday questionable.
  • Ducks Claim Hagman From Flames

    News: The Ducks have claimed Niklas Hagman off re-entry waivers from the Flames, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports.
    Analysis: Niklas Hagman only has four points in eight games in 2011, but he's only two years removed from a 44-point season and is coming off a 27-point campaign in 2010. The Flames may have been trying to save some cash by sending down the 31-year-old, and if so, the move backfired with the Ducks pouncing.
  • Flames Place Hagman On Re-Entry Waivers

    News: The Flames placed Niklas Hagman on re-entry waivers Saturday, TSN's Bob McKenzie reports.
    Analysis: Niklas Hagman was sent down Friday in what appears to be a money-saving move. If Hagman goes unclaimed, he'll likely rejoin the Flames prior to Tuesday's game against the Senators.
  • Flames Send Hagman To Minors

    News: The Flames have sent Niklas Hagman to the minors, James Mirtle of the Globe & Mail reports.
    Analysis: Niklas Hagman cleared waivers and was sent down Friday. In eight appearances this season, Hagman has recorded four points (1G, 3A). The 31-year-old has had a consistent career in the NHL and recorded 40+ points each year from 2007-2009. No teams were willing to take a flier on Hagman likely due, in-part, to his $3 million cap hit. It looks he'll be in the AHL indefinitely.
  • Flames' Hagman Scratched Again

    News: With David Moss returning, Niklas Hagman was a healthy scratch again Tuesday, the Calgary Sun reports.
    Analysis: The Flames right now are a monument to bad contract decisions, with Niklas Hagman, Brendan Morrison and Cory Sarich all working their way out of the Flames' regular rotation.