Sam Gagner C PHO 2 Months

Gagner picked up an assist Tuesday in a loss to the Lightning. He had two shots and two hits in 16:42 of ice time.

It was his second straight game with an assist after not producing any points in his first five games with Arizona. He continues to man a wing on the Coyotes' second line with Martin Hanzal and Shane Doan.

Sam Gagner C PHO 2 Months

Gagner picked up an assist Saturday against Florida for his first point as a Coyote. He was minus-1 and added one shot in 19:24 of ice time.

Gagner was expected to pick up some of the offensive slack left by the departures of Mike Ribeiro and Radim Vrbata, but that hasn't worked out so far. If this gets him going, he could still be a useful fantasy player the rest of the year.

Sam Gagner C PHO 2 Months

Gagner was held off the scoresheet and was minus-2 Thursday in a loss to Minnesota. He put one shot on net in 17:34 of ice time.

Gagner has yet to register a point with the Coyotes. His track record suggests that the points will come soon, but he could soon endanger his playing time if his slump continues

Sam Gagner C PHO 2 Months

Gagner has held without a point in 16:28 of ice time Wednesday in a win over his old team the Oilers. He took only one shot and had three hits.

Gagner has yet to register a point in three contests with Arizona, which certainly qualifies as a disappointing start. The Coyotes are counting on him to replace the production of Mike Ribeiro (who left in the off-season after only one year in the desert). Gagner is getting plenty of opportunity to do so, including leading Coyotes' forwards in power play ice time Wednesday (3:21). He will no doubt get going soon.

Sam Gagner C PHO 3 Months

Gagner's position to start the season is up in the air as Coah Dave Tippett is considering playing him on the wing, according to Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic.

Playing the wing shouldn't affect Gagner's fantasy potential, except possibly expanding his position eligibility. The Coyotes' are counting on him to be a big part of the offence regardless and fantasy owners hope he will realize his potential after years of teasing it.

Sam Gagner C PHO 3 Months

Gagner will play against the Sharks on Friday, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.

Gagner was expected to suit up for Friday's contest, and now that suspicion has been confirmed. With that news, he shouldn't miss any regular season time due to the injury. Gagner is set to play on the line with Martin Hanzal and Martin Erat for the finale.

Sam Gagner C PHO 3 Months

Gagner (undisclosed) is expected to play in Friday's preseason finale against the Sharks, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.

Gagner bolstered his chances of playing Friday by taking part in Thursday's practice. Even if he doesn't end up suiting up in the final exhibition, Gagner should be over the undisclosed issue before the regular season kicks off next week.

Sam Gagner C PHO 3 Months

Gagner's (upper body) status for Wednesday's pre-season game against Edmonton is unclear, according to Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic.

Gagner's injury was previously undisclosed. The severity remains unclear, but he is day-to-day for now.

Sam Gagner C PHO 3 Months

Gagner (undisclosed) began practicing at right wing Sunday, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.

Coach Dave Tippett is merely experimenting to see where Gagner -- who played center, his natural position, for the first week of camp -- fits best with his new team. Gagner was held out of Monday's preseason game vs. the Canucks as a precaution after he was banged up in last Friday's contest, but he should return to the ice for the remainder of the Coyotes' exhibition schedule.

Sam Gagner C PHO 6 Months

Sam Gagner is motivated to "prove some people wrong next season" as a member of the Coyotes.

He has seven NHL seasons under his belt and he's set to turn just 25 years old next month. Gagner recorded 49 points in his rookie campaign, but he hasn't been able to surpass that mark ever since. He should get plenty of opportunities to succeed in Arizona and the change of scenary could finally translate into a breakout season.