Arizona Coyotes season preview: Tough times to continue in desert
OCT 1, 11:05a ET | Bill Bernardi
Rotowire: Oct 3 / 2:59p ET
News: Gagner is likely to be a healthy scratch for the Flyers' first game of the regular season, Oct. 8, against the Lightning, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: Rumors swirled this past June that Gagner would be a buyout candidate by the Flyers, but that never came to fruition. However, already being mentioned as a probable healthy scratch for the season opener obviously doesn't bode well for his chances of securing a significant role in the early going. Gagner added a modest 41 points in 81 games with Arizona last season, but that came along with an unsightly minus-28 rating.
Rotowire: Sep 25 / 9:58a ET
News: Gagner scored a goal in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Rangers.
Impact: After all the buyout rumors, it seems Gagner has found a new home with the Flyers on the left side of center Vincent Lecavalier. The so-called "Redemption Line" also features R.J. Umberger on the right, and has produced two goals in two games this week. Gagner will look to return to the 40-point club this season with the Flyers.