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Rotowire: Jan 28 / 10:10a ET
News: Gagne (personal) was placed on unconditional waivers, likely for the purpose of his release, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Impact: The move doesn't change Gagne's situation much, as it was announced a couple weeks earlier that he wouldn't return to the Bruins again this season following the recent death of his father. He'll put his hockey career on hold for now, but could resurface in training camp with another squad next summer.
StatsLLC: Jan 28 / 12:00a ET
News: A person familiar with the decision has told The Associated Press that the Bruins have placed Gagne on waivers for the purpose of releasing him.
Impact: The decision is regarded a formality. Two weeks ago, the Bruins announced Gagne was placed on their "suspended" list and would miss the remainder of the season following the death of his father in December. He had three goals and an assist in 23 games with the Bruins this season.
Rotowire: Jan 12 / 2:28p ET
News: Gagne (personal) will not return to the Bruins this season.
Impact: Gagne took an indefinite personal leave of absence from the Bruins on Dec. 10 to be with his ailing father, who recently passed away. The forward has opted to sit out the rest of the NHL season, but Boston will maintain a full roster, as Gagne will officially be listed as "suspended player" by the team. "At this time, Simon feels that he has to be home with his family, and he has the complete support of the Boston Bruins organization with this decision," GM Peter Chiarelli said. "Given Simon's decision not to return to the team, we have to change his status to maintain a full roster. I spoke to Simon about this, and he assured me that we have his full support with this status change."