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Gagne is expected to play on the Bruins' top line in Saturday's game against the Sabres.
The Bruins haven't yet found a viable replacement to Jarome Iginla as the top-line right wing, so it looks like Gagne will be the latest player to receive an audition there. He's mostly been relegated to fourth-line duty since signing with the Bruins on Wednesday, but if he can quickly establish some chemistry with David Krejci and Milan Lucic, he could end up sticking there.
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Gagne tallied a goal in Thursday's 6-4 loss to the Canadiens.
The goal was Gagne's first since Apr. 23, 2013, which incidentally enough, came against the Bruins. The 34-year-old Gagne is probably miscast as a fourth-liner for Boston, but with the team in need of an offensive spark in the early going, the opportunity could exist for him to ascend to a top-six role if he continues to thrive.
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In his season debut with the Bruins, Gagne saw 12:13 worth of ice time and recorded two shots in Wednesday's shootout win over Detroit.
Gagne began the contest skating on the Bruins' fourth line, along with Daniel Paille and Ryan Spooner, but late in the game he was shifted to a trio featuring David Krejci and Milan Lucic. It remains to be seen which line Gagne -- who came close to netting the winning goal late in Wednesday's tilt -- will be a member of Thursday against Montreal, but if he ends up sticking with Krejci and Lucic in that contest, or down the road, the veteran winger would have an opportunity to carve out some fantasy utility with the B's.
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Gagne is on track to suit up Wednesday against the Red Wings.
In his introduction to the Boston lineup on Wednesday, Gagne is slated to work on the Bruins' fourth line, along with Daniel Paille and Ryan Spooner. The 34-year-old Gagne hasn't played in an NHL regular season game since 2012-2013, so a wait-and see approach is in order here, though from the Bruins' perspective, the team hopes that the veteran winger has enough left in the tank to help provide a much-needed spark up front.
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Gagne skated on the Bruins' fourth line along with with Daniel Paille and Ryan Spooner at Tuesday's practice, the Boston Herald reports.
Assuming he suits up Wednesday against the Red Wings, it looks like the Bruins will probably ease Gagne (who did not play in the NHL last season) back into the mix. Down the road though, it's not out of the question that he'll get a chance to see action with David Krejci and Milan Lucic. For now, however, Seth Griffith is manning the right wing spot along with that duo.
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Gagne agreed to a one-year, $600,000 contract with the Bruins on Tuesday, Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.com reports.
Gagne spent training camp with the Bruins and did not make the cut; however, the team convinced him to stick around without a contract, and he was ultimately rewarded Tuesday. It remains to be seen if he will join the Bruins' fourth line, or serve as an extra forward.
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Gagne will remain with the Bruins and travel with the team.
Gagne has been with the Bruins on a tryout, and while he hasn't signed a contract with the team thus far, the fact that he is being kept around by the Bruins suggests that a deal to bring the veteran winger officially on board could be struck before long.
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Though Gagne, who has been with the Bruins on a tryout, hasn't signed a contract with the team, he'll remain with the club for now, the Boston Herald reports.
The report notes that GM Peter Chiarelli asked Gagne to remain with the Bruins for now and continue to practice with the team, presumably to allow the B's to continue to evaluate the veteran forward, who did not play in the NHL last season.
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The Boston Herald suggests that Gagne looks like a longshot to make the Bruins' final roster.
That said, Gagne remains with the Bruins heading into the weekend, presumably jostling with the likes of Jordan Caron, Craig Cunningham, David Pastrnak and Bobby Robins for one of the team's final open forward spots. "His skating has gotten better (through camp)," coach Claude Julien noted of the 34-year-old Gagne, who did not play in the NHL last season. "I think, like anybody else who's been off that long, maybe his timing and his playmaking and passing isn't there. Again, there are decisions that have to be made."
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Gagne scored an empty-net goal in Wednesday's 2-0 preseason win over the Capitals.
Gagne, who is with the Bruins on a tryout basis, indicated that he he felt better out there Wednesday than he did in Tuesday's preseason opener, but at this stage the veteran winger is simply trying to earn a chance to stick with the B's, after missing all of last season with injuries.