Sam Gagner RUMORS & NEWS

  • Oilers' Sam Gagner on a roll after painfully slow start to season

    Edmonton Sun "Sam Gagner is starting to feel better about his game. And while it’s too late to make much of a difference to the Edmonton Oilers this season, it does help fan the embers of hope looking towards the next. With his goal and assist in Tuesday’s 5-1 win over the Nashville Predators, Gagner has..." March 20

  • Gagner nursing a sore ankle, iffy against St. Louis

    Edmonton Sun "Sam Gagner is a maybe, which also means he’s a maybe not. So the Edmonton Oilers have summoned Anton Lander on emergency recall in case Gagner’s ankle isn’t ready for Thursday’s game in St. Louis. Gagner left Tuesday’s win in Minnesota after landing awkwardly on a hit from Matt Cooke, but..." March 13

  • Oilers need to take a number of steps — sorry, Sam Gagner — to show they're on the right track

    Edmonton Sun "We asked you to order the Oilers' priorities. Here's what you said. 1. Play Scrivens until he’s out of gas to see what he's made of 2. Deal Sam Gagner 3. Make a bold move — Deal one of the young, core players 4. Find a way to compete in the Pacific Division 5. Bring up a bunch of..." February 20

  • Predators Interested In Sam Gagner

    The Fourth Period "The Nashville Predators will be looking to fine-tune their roster before the March 5 trade deadline and in the off-season, as they work towards competing next season. As Predators GM David Poile continues to mend after being struck in the face with a puck prior to the Olympic break, management..." February 17

  • Sam Gagner can ignore rumours during Olympic roster freeze

    Edmonton Sun "The rumour mill should subside for the moment. At least until the 2014 Sochi Olympics are over and the NHL roster freeze comes to an end. At that point, anyone with a Twitter account can speculate on trades, sending players to wherever they chose. On Thursday, Sam Gagner was the name..." February 08

  • Oilers potential trade of Sam Gagner could net Kyle Clifford from Los Angeles Kings, TSN’s McKenzie says

    Edmonton Journal "A.J. Jakubec is a radio guy from Ottawa and Bob McKenzie is hockey’s most connected reporter. That’s a slot of smoke around one trade rumour, but then this Gagner rumour has been threatening to combust for a few weeks now. On one level this trade rumour makes sense, in that the Los Angeles..." February 06

  • Sam Gagner focusing on helping Oilers win games, rather than trade speculation

    Edmonton Sun "Sam Gagner is not oblivious to the rumours. The Edmonton Oilers centre knows his named is being associated with all types of trades scenarios as the Olympic roster freeze approaches. “It’s something where you try and block it out,” Gagner said. “I think it’s an easier thing to do the further..." February 06

  • Oilers and Kings have talked “very seriously” about a Sam Gagner trade

    Edmonton Journal "This just in, Hockey Night in Canada’s top hockey reporter Elliotte Friedman on the Fan 960 in Calgary: “The one move, I kind of hear, has been talked about to some degree and looked close at one point, although I don’t know what happened, is Sam Gagner, and I think L.A. has some interest in..." February 04

  • Oilers likely to move Sam Gagner, but he won't be last to get dealt

    Edmonton Sun "The Edmonton Oilers are likely moving Sam Gagner — to the wing on Friday and, if the buzz is true, out of Edmonton before the trade deadline. It is only a matter of time before we start seeing casualties of a rebuild gone horribly wrong, and speculation is that it will begin with him. But it..." January 10

  • Oilers forward Sam Gagner keen to jettison face shield

    Edmonton Journal "In the past, when Sam Gagner’s game has veered off track, he has been able to throw a punch or a big hit, which has set him back on course. That was before Zack Kassian used his stick to rearrange his jaw in a pre-season game between the Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks. “It’s..." December 23

  • Gagner struggles to regain form for Edmonton Oilers

    Edmonton Sun "Sam Gagner knows he needs to be better. Expectations were high on the Edmonton Oilers centre heading into the year having taken his game to a new level last season. But a stick in the mouth did more than just break his jaw and rearrange his teeth. It set Gagner back and left him chasing a..." December 23

  • Gagner avoids suspension for hitting Avalanche’s Paul Stastny in face

    Edmonton Journal "UPDATE: There will be no further punishment for Edmonton Oilers centre Sam Gagner for his hit on Colorado Avalanche centre Paul Stastny during Thursday night’s 4-2 Avs win. Gagner was given a five-minute major penalty and a game misconduct for cross-checking Stastny in the face late in the first..." December 20

  • Sam Gagner and Nail Yakupov struggling at both ends of the ice

    Edmonton Sun "Yak and Gags … hey, that kind of sounds like what they’ve been doing out there. Hard luck linemates Nail Yakupov and Sam Gagner have been retching up a lot of statistical hairballs this season, with Gagner minus 9 in the Boston, Vancouver, Anaheim and Los Angeles set and Yakupov still dead..." December 20

  • Oilers’ Sam Gagner painfully aware he has to lift his game

    Edmonton Journal "Sam Gagner is growing weary of having to peer through a face mask that’s still protecting his fractured jaw. But seeing himself centring the fourth line in Vancouver undoubtedly was even harder on the eyes — not only his, but also those of owner Daryl Katz, who’s paying him $4.4 million. That..." December 15

  • Oilers Sam Gagner finally scores

    Edmonton Sun "For Sam Gagner, it was only a matter of time. The Edmonton Oilers centre wasn’t going to go to the whole year without scoring a goal. Now that he has it, Gagner can loosen up that vice grip on his stick. “I felt like after that goal, I got a lot more chances and I was around the net a little..." November 24

  • Oilers’ Sam Gagner hesitant to panic over scoring slump

    Edmonton Journal "Sam Gagner figured it would take some time for him to get his game back up to speed after missing the season’s first 13 with a broken jaw. Consequently, The Edmonton Oilers centre is not about to start gripping his stick now that he’s gone 10 games without a goal. “I knew there were going to..." November 21

  • Oilers Gagner trying to find his game

    Edmonton Sun "Sam Gagner is still trying to find his game. The Edmonton Oilers centre has just one assist in six games following Sunday’s encounter against the Chicago Blackhawks. “We need more out of Sam,” said Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins prior to the game. “Sam knows that, he’s feeling it, he wants..." November 11

  • Oilers’ Gagner still trying to find his game

    Edmonton Journal "The losses are eating away at Sam Gagner and his busted jaw and the taste is far from being a juicy tenderloin. It’s more like a five-day old egg sandwich instead. He’s been back two games and being a part of 4-0 and 5-0 Edmonton Oilers’ drubbings at Rexall Place at the hands of Toronto and..." November 05

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Should be a big boost for the Oilers tonight as Sam Gagner is expected to play.

  • Gagner edging closer to getting green light

    Edmonton Journal "If Sam Gagner has his way he’ll be securing the go-ahead to resume contact when he sees his surgeon in Edmonton. The Oilers centre will visit the specialist before the week is out at which point he’ll rejoin the team for the rest of its Eastern road trip. The Oilers (1-5-1) play the New York..." October 17

  • Sam Gagner optimistic he’ll be back in Oilers lineup in a month

    Edmonton Journal "Edmonton Oilers centre Sam Gagner won’t be eating solid food any time soon with one plate and six screws holding his broken jaw together but he’s able to talk. “I only lost four teeth ... they were able to save some” Gagner said 10 days after taking a stick in the mouth from Vancouver Canucks..." October 01

  • Can Mark Acrobello Replace Sam Gagner?

    Oil In Whyte "With only one pre-season game remaining and the Edmonton Oilers trimming their roster the forward lines are slowly starting to resemble what we may see on October 1st when the puck drops on the new NHL season. Despite the lines starting to come together the Oilers will still head into October..." September 27

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    Doctors who performed surgery on EDM F Sam Gagner's broken jaw believe he will be out of lineup for two months.

  • Canucks’ Kassian suspended 8 games for breaking Sam Gagner's jaw

    Vancouver Sun "Vancouver Canucks right-winger Zack Kassian pleaded his case with the NHL's department of safety Monday but it apparently fell on deaf ears. Kassian was suspended for eight games by league disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan — three in pre-season and the first five of the regular season — for..." September 23

  • Eakins: Kassian high stick ‘a disturbing play by a disturbing player’

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Oilers are none too pleased with the Canucks. On Monday both Edmonton players and coaches voiced displeasure with events from Saturday night’s 5-2 win during which Vancouver’s Zack Kassian broke Sam Gagner‘s jaw with a high stick and Dale Weise threw an elbow at Taylor Hall. First up..." September 23

  • Gagner injury creates huge void for Oilers

    Edmonton Journal "Edmonton Oilers centre Sam Gagner was in hospital Sunday with his jaw reportedly broken in two places after taking a stick to the face from Vancouver Canucks winger Zack Kassian during their pre-season game on Saturday night. Apparently Gagner’s jaw wasn’t wired shut after the incident. That..." September 23

  • Oilers announce Sam Gagner out indefinitely with broken jaw

    TSN.ca "Edmonton Oilers centre Sam Gagner will miss some time to start the season. The team announced on Sunday that Gagner will be out indefinitely with a broken jaw suffered in a preseason game with the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday." September 22

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    Sam Gagner's three-year extension with EDM has an AAV of $4.8M.

  • Oilers ink three-year contract extension with centre Sam Gagner

    Edmonton Sun "The Edmonton Oilers have agreed to a three-year contract extension with centre Sam Gagner. The contract reportedly pays the 23-year-old about $4.8 million US a season. Gagner and the Oilers were set for an arbitration hearing Monday morning. "We met this morning and were able to come to..." July 22

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Told Sam Gagner has asked for $5.5 in arbitration.

  • Oilers offer centre Gagner a multi-year extension

    TSN.ca "The Edmonton Oilers look to be in the process of trying to lock up one of their centres, as sources tell TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger that the Oilers have offered Sam Gagner a multi-year contract extension. Dreger added, however, that there is still work to do to get a deal done. The..." June 26

  • Maple Leafs kicking the tires on Sam Gagner

    Edmonton Journal "The alarm and excitement of Edmonton Oilers fans is starting to get a bit crazy, with wild rumours sprouting up about the Oilers trying to acquire players like Dion Phaneuf or Jake Gardiner from Toronto and Zack Smith from Ottawa, with Sam Gagner or Ales Hemsky moving in the other..." June 24

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Hotstove notes: VAN has asked TOR for permission to interview Dallas Eakins. EDM expected to begin contract talks soon with Sam Gagner...

  • Oilers look to sign Gagner long-term

    Edmonton Journal "Gagner can be a UFA in one year, and Mac does not want to see that happen. “Sam likes it here, he has been a valuable member of our team and is always trending up and he’ll be a guy that we’ll be looking to sign.” My take? This is good news. Gagner is heading into his prime years as a..." May 24

  • Sam Gagner's Furious Start On the Penalty Kill

    The Copper & Blue "Sam Gagner's season has been a bit of a puzzle. He leads the team in scoring and he's looked better to the eye than he has in any season before, but as Tyler Dellow has explained, he and Ales Hemsky have been overwhelmed at even strength, something that's not happened to those two in the past...." February 27

  • Sam Gagner the lone starting centre still standing for the Edmonton Oilers

    Edmonton Sun "Don’t be surprised if Sam Gagner shows up in Detroit Saturday looking like the Michelin Man. The Edmonton Oilers’ last healthy centre will likely consider showing up to play the Red Wings wearing chain mail, a hazmat suit or wrapping himself in foam packing peanuts, bubble wrap and all the..." February 07

  • Gagner's historic eight-point night top Oilers highlight in 2012

    Edmonton Journal "Back in the early 1990s, Shaun Van Allen was knocked out in a game in Washington. When he came around in the ambulance, the centre didn't know where he was or who he was. "Tell him he's Wayne Gretzky," joked Ted Green, his Edmonton Oilers head coach. For the briefest of moments, Van Allen..." December 26

  • When Austrians came calling, Oilers Gagne didn't hesitate

    Edmonton Sun "Sam Gagner was going to try to ride it out at home. But eventually the Oilers centre felt he needed to get back on the ice in a game setting. With no end to the NHL lockout in sight, despite a proposal by the league that at first glance appeared to be in the right direction, Gagner headed to..." October 21

  • If the Edmonton Oilers trade Sam Gagner, the return needs to be high-end

    Edmonton Journal "Sam Gagner's name is by now a familiar sight in both trade rumours and trade speculation. For the Edmonton Oilers, however, it makes no sense to deal the young centreman unless the return is exceptional. For all the disappointment that Gagner's inability to find the next level offensively has..." July 09

  • Having official wave off Hemsky goal 'frustrating' for Gagner

    Edmonton Journal "Sam Gagner was certain he was in the clear when he wound up behind Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov early in the third period of Saturday's game at the Pepsi Center. The officials said otherwise and waved off Ales Hemsky's goal, leaving the Edmonton Oilers frustrated and down..." March 11

  • Gagner can't wait for the Oilers to return to the playoffs

    Edmonton Journal "Sam Gagner has had at least 40 points in all five of his NHL seasons, but the number he would most like to see on his resume is one. As in one game in the playoffs. This is a festering sore for the Edmonton Oilers centre. His buddy and former junior linemate, Patrick Kane, who was drafted..." March 08

  • Gagner surprised by Gilbert trade

    Edmonton Sun "If Sam Gagner knew Saturday would be the last time he saw Tom Gilbert in an Edmonton Oilers jersey, the centre would have made a point to wish his good friend best of luck in person. But as is often the case, there is little notice when it comes to deals just prior to the trade deadline, and..." March 01

  • Oilers kids show their mettle

    Edmonton Sun "Interim head coach Ralph Krueger was talking about his two scorers in perhaps his final game replacing concussed Tom Renney as the coach of the Edmonton Oilers. "I was coaching a country for 13 years that couldn't score goals," said the former national coach of Switzerland. "We would win..." February 24

  • Gagner probably staying put

    Edmonton Journal "Edmonton Oilers general manager Steve Tambellini is getting calls about Sam Gagner, but it would be a shock if the forward is dealt at the NHL trade deadline. Eight points in a single game and figuring in 11 straight goals over two games makes you a tad more unavailable. "I've said from the..." February 15

  • Edmonton's Sam Gagner brings high-scoring act to Toronto

    Toronto Star "Leafs defenceman Cody Franson had a notion of Sam Gagner's potential back in 2007, when they were teammates for Canada at the world junior championship in Sweden. Most hockey fans will remember that WJC for Jonathan Toews' amazing display in the shootout. Gagner's impact was less dramatic, but..." February 06

  • Gagner continues to impress in win over Red Wings

    Edmonton Journal "Even the encore was impressive. Edmonton Oilers centre Sam Gagner, who left Rexall Place on Thursday night with an eye-popping eight points, racked up another three points in the first period of a 5-4 shootout win over the Detroit Red Wings at Rexall Place on Saturday. The Oilers built a 3-1..." February 05

  • Oilers Gagner still in spotlight

    Edmonton Sun "More than anything, the town needed it. Four games ago, before the players chose to save Tom Renney from spending the rest of the season coaching from the edge of a cliff, with three wins at home and a loser point in Vancouver, Edmonton fans were running out of patience. Oilers fans were..." February 04

  • Gagner's eight-point outing one for the record books

    Edmonton Journal "For one unforgettable night a little 1980s magic was back at Rexall Place, most of it being made by Sam Gagner. Make that a lot of magic, actually, a dazzling eight-point show for the likable forward, who finished with a five-point third-period flourish. Both the eight points in a game and the..." February 03

  • Lasting friendship formed with the Oilers

    Edmonton Journal "Sam Gagner and Andrew Cogliano played together at the world juniors and had similar hockey ties in their hometown in Toronto, but they didn't have any real roots. Then they both made their NHL debuts with the Edmonton Oilers in 2007-08. It was the start of a fast friendship. Cogs and Gags,..." January 13

  • Gagner to play against Wild despite latest injury

    Edmonton Journal "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..." December 22