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January 22, 2021 04:04 PM
Red Wings' Sam Gagner: Not expected to play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gagner (COVID-19 protocols) isn't expected to play Friday against Chicago, reports.

Gagner was just placed on the NHL's COVID-19 protocol list Thursday, so this news doesn't come as a surprise. With Gagner on the shelf, Givani Smith is expected to draw into the lineup Friday. At this point it isn't clear when Gagner will receive clearance to return to game action.

January 21, 2021 05:56 PM
Red Wings' Sam Gagner: Surfaces on protocol list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gagner has been added to the NHL's COVID-19 protocol list, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.

Gagner has yet to be officially ruled out of Friday's clash with Chicago, but at this point he should be considered a longshot at best to suit up for that contest. The 31-year-old forward has gone scoreless through the first four games of the campaign.

January 7, 2021 12:16 PM
Red Wings' Sam Gagner: Back at it in camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gagner (undisclosed) is participating with the first group at training camp Thursday, Ansar Khan of reports.

Gagner sustained an undisclosed injury at the tail end of last season, but it was evidently minor, and plenty of time has elapsed since then. The versatile forward -- who has moved on to his third team to start his 14th season -- reportedly moved to the third-line right wing in the latest session.

September 26, 2020 06:08 PM
Red Wings' Sam Gagner: Pens one-year extension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gagner (undisclosed) signed a one-year, $800,000 contract extension with the Red Wings on Saturday.

Gagner appeared in 42 games split between the Oilers and Red Wings in 2019-20, picking up six goals and seven helpers while posting a minus-10 rating over that span. The 31-year-old forward will be a middle-six player without much offensive upside for Detroit next season, and he might sit as a healthy scratch from time to time, so he won't be a dependable fantasy option. He was dealing with an undisclosed injury at the end of last season, but he should be ready for next campaign's training camp.

March 12, 2020 03:12 AM
Red Wings' Sam Gagner: Will sit Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gagner will miss Thursday's game versus the Capitals due to an undisclosed injury.

Gagner is reportedly a little banged up after taking a few hits along the boards and will require at least a night off to rest his issues. He could be a candidate to rejoin the action Saturday in Tampa Bay, but the Wings have little incentive to rush him back considering they are well out of playoff contention.

February 26, 2020 12:28 PM
Red Wings' Sam Gagner: Practicing with team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gagner (visa) was in attendance for Wednesday's practice session, Dana Wakiji of the Red Wings' official site reports.

With Gagner back at practice, the center should be good to go ahead of Thursday's matchup with Minnesota. Based on lines at practice per Ansar Khan of, the Ontario native figures to get a look in a top-six role with his new club. In 36 appearances for Edmonton this year, the 30-year-old notched just five goals and seven helpers and likely will miss the 30-point mark for the second straight year.

February 25, 2020 12:24 PM
Red Wings' Sam Gagner: Dealing with visa issues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gagner is currently dealing with visa issues and won't join the Red Wings until later this week, Ansar Khan of reports.

Gagner was traded to Detroit in a package deal with the Oilers on Monday, but he'll have to get his work visa issues squared away before suiting up for his new club. Another update on the 30-year-old forward's status should surface once that occurs.

February 25, 2020 12:52 AM
Red Wings' Sam Gagner: Will see regular action in Detroit
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman said Gagner, whom the team acquired from the Oilers on Monday, will be a mainstay in the lineup, Ansar Khan of reports.

Detroit still has an abundance of left-shot forwards, but trading speedster Andreas Athanasiou for Gagner -- who shoots from the right -- should lead to a more balanced attack. The journeyman produced five goals and seven assists over 36 games prior to the trade.

February 24, 2020 02:28 PM
Red Wings' Sam Gagner: Journeys to Motor City
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Red Wings acquired Gagner, a 2020 second-round pick and a 2021 second-round pick from the Oilers for Andreas Athanasiou and Ryan Kuffner on Monday.

The 30-year-old Gagner will be an unrestricted free agent following this season, but this move makes it a one-for-one swap in terms of salary cap. The winger has accrued 12 points -- two on the power play -- through 36 games this season, and he'll likely draw into the middle-six as well as the power play for Detroit given its lack of firepower.

February 20, 2020 10:16 AM
Oilers' Sam Gagner: Scores goal in return to lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gagner (undisclosed) scored a power-play goal and tied for the team lead with with five shots in Wednesday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Bruins.

Gagner, who was unavailable Sunday against Carolina, returned to the lineup and deflected an Ethan Bear point shot early in the third period to knot the game at 1-1. Gagner has just five goals on the season, but four of them have come in his last 11 games, providing some depth scoring for an Edmonton squad that is dealing with a spate of injuries.

February 19, 2020 03:56 PM
Oilers' Sam Gagner: Slated to return Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gagner (undisclosed) is projected to return to the lineup against the Bruins on Wednesday,'s Derek Van Diest reports.

Gagner sat out of Sunday's win over the Hurricanes, it appears this was a minor issue. The 30-year-old is expected to flank Gaeten Haas on the third line, and Gagner should return to the power play as well.

February 16, 2020 03:44 PM
Oilers' Sam Gagner: Not playing Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gagner (undisclosed) didn't take warmups and won't play in Sunday's game versus the Hurricanes, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.

Gagner has failed to post a point in four straight games while accruing a minus-4 rating, so it's possible he's simply a healthy scratch. Markus Granlund will enter the lineup in Gagner's place.

February 7, 2020 03:08 AM
Oilers' Sam Gagner: Opens scoring in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gagner netted a goal on five shots in Thursday's 6-3 loss to the Sharks.

Gagner struck at 4:04 of the first period. He's scored three of his four markers this season in the last six games, a surge that has earned him at least a temporary spot on Connor McDavid's line. Gagner has 11 points, 55 shots and a minus-4 rating through 29 contests.

February 2, 2020 01:24 AM
Oilers' Sam Gagner: Adds insurance tally
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gagner scored a goal on four shots and added two PIM in Saturday's 8-3 win over the Flames.

Gagner's dust-up with Flames goalie Cam Talbot and defenseman Mark Giordano in the second period set off a brawl. The 30-year-old got the last laugh by scoring late in the third period. He's been limited to 10 points, 48 shots on net and a minus-5 rating in 27 games this season.

January 19, 2020 02:24 AM
Oilers' Sam Gagner: Gets back in goal column
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gagner scored a goal, dished two hits and added two PIM in Saturday's 7-3 win over the Coyotes.

Gagner scored at 14:02 of the first period to stretch the Oilers' lead to 2-0. He hadn't scored in his last 15 outings dating back to Nov. 12. The 30-year-old forward now has nine points and 41 shots on goal through 24 appearances. His inconsistent role makes Gagner a non-factor in fantasy.

January 3, 2020 02:40 PM
Oilers' Sam Gagner: On outside looking in
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gagner has been a healthy scratch in four of the last five games.

Gagner is on a five-game point drought, and the time in the press box isn't helping him snap that cold spell. For the year, he has eight points, a minus-7 rating and 37 shots on goal through 21 contests. Fantasy owners can safely overlook the 30-year-old even when he gets back into the lineup, as he'll likely be taking on a bottom-six role whenever that happens.

December 13, 2019 02:40 AM
Oilers' Sam Gagner: Offers helper in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gagner provided an assist and two shots on goal in Thursday's 6-5 loss to the Wild.

Gagner's helper came on the opening goal by Oscar Klefbom in the first period. By the end of the game, Gagner had little impact on the outcome. The 30-year-old had been a healthy scratch in the last two games. He's up to eight points through 16 appearances this season, but his part-time role in the lineup will keep Gagner off most fantasy rosters.

December 5, 2019 12:56 AM
Oilers' Sam Gagner: Slings pair of assists
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gagner had two assists, one on the power play, in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the Senators.

Gagner had the secondary helper on Jujhar Khaira's first-period goal, and dished to Oscar Klefbom for a power-play tally in the second. Gagner added three shots on goal in the contest. He's up to seven points and 26 shots through 14 games this year.

December 1, 2019 02:00 AM
Oilers' Sam Gagner: Notches helper in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gagner managed an assist in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Canucks.

Gagner has picked up four of his five points this season in his last five appearances. The 30-year-old has added 20 shots on goal and nine hits in 12 games. He's currently filling in at second-line center in the absence of Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (hand).

November 24, 2019 11:04 PM
Oilers' Sam Gagner: Adds assist in larger role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gagner recorded an assist, two shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in a 4-3 shootout win over the Coyotes on Sunday.

Gagner was pressed into action as the second-line center with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (hand) out of action. Gagner's helper came on an Alex Chiasson goal in the second period, as the two new linemates found quick chemistry. It's been a sporadic start to the year for the 30-year-old Gagner, who has often served as a healthy scratch. He has four points and 18 shots in 10 games this season. He could be in for a short-term boost in production if he can retain the second-line center role while Nugent-Hopkins is out, which is expected to last at least one more game.

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