Flyers Reacquire Gagne.

The Philadelphia Flyers have reacquired winger Simon Gagne from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for a conditional fourth round pick.

Gagne returns to the Flyers.

Gagne returns to the Flyers.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: RDS’s Renaud Lavoie recently reported Gagne could be dealt.  The 32-year-old left wing spent most of his NHL career with the Flyers, departing in July 2011 via unrestricted free agency  via trade to Tampa Bay in 2010. His career has been hampered by concussions, but evidently that didn’t bother Flyers GM Paul Holmgren.  Gagne is healthy this season but seeing limited playing time with the Kings. The Flyers are struggling offensively, so Holmgren is gambling Gagne has enough left in the tank to give his club a boost.

4 Comments

  1. strange move. while the flyers could use a little offensive boost i expected them to deal for blueline help. and the kings, well, i thought they’d hold on to him as insurance against injury or penner getting lazy, and if they were to trade him i would have thought it would be for a defender as well with greene and mitchell out.

    just goes to show what i know.

  2. Didn’t think Philly had much cap space.Maybe a bigger move coming. Fedotenko on way out soon maybe.

  3. Head scratcher by Philly, the cap hit and his injury history … just doesn’t fit for me. I wish him all the best, hope he stays healthy and gives the Flyers a boost.

  4. Gagne didn’t depart the Flyers via free agency. He was traded to Tampa Bay for pilon Matt Walker and a 4th round pick. He joined LA via free agency.