Edmonton Oilers winger Sam Gagner is sick and tired of being a regular customer in trainer T.D. Forss's medical room this season.

His back isn't 100 per cent, but he's still playing against the Minnesota Wild Thursday night as the Oilers try to snap a four-game losing skid.

"(Danny) Cleary fell on me in the Detroit game and I got put in a weird position," said Gagner. "My head came down on my chest. I didn't feel very good at the time and the doctors thought it best if I stay off the ice Tuesday.

"It feels a lot better now."