Sam Gagner Calls For The Edmonton Oilers to Give Him a Shot

Published October 27, 2023 at 4:18 PM

Sam Gagner's Impressive Return to the Ice

It was a triumphant return for Sam Gagner on a Tuesday night as he stepped back onto the ice after a long road to recovery.

Gagner, who underwent hip surgery during the offseason, signed a professional tryout with the Edmonton Oilers and subsequently an American Hockey League contract, marking his debut for the Bakersfield Condors.

In his first game back, the Condors secured a 5-1 victory, with Gagner making a significant impact, contributing with a pair of assists. His shot deflected into Lane Pederson's path, resulting in Pederson's opening goal. Later, Gagner swiftly set up Ben Gleason, further bolstering the scoreline.

In just over 19 minutes of ice time, Gagner displayed his high-level contribution, excelling in 5-on-5 play and even chipping in on special teams. His intelligence on the ice was particularly noticeable, a quality acquired from over 1,000 NHL games. Gagner's ability to keep plays alive and provide support without overexerting himself bodes well for his prospects this season.

The question now arises: Could the Edmonton Oilers consider recalling Sam Gagner to bolster their offensive struggles? Only time will tell.

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Sam Gagner Calls For The Edmonton Oilers to Give Him a Shot

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