Sam Gagner wants to get back into the conversation, and it's not the one that involves him being traded.

The Edmonton centre is starting to find his skating legs after missing most of training camp with an ankle injury.

While Gagner was still looking for his first goal heading into Monday's game against the Nashville Predators, he did have six assists on the year and four in his previous three games.

"I feel better," Gagner said. "I think sometimes it takes a while at the beginning of the season, especially when you get an injury. I don't think I ever lost confidence in my game, but I wasn't playing the way I know I can. I think in the last few games, I've had a little bit more jump and I've been getting to those danger areas a little more and raising my battle level a little bit."