Sam Gagner C PHO 2 Months

Gagner assisted on the coyotes' only goal Saturday in a loss to the Senators. He added four shots in 17:44 of ice time in the contest.

Gagner slowly keeps improving his play as he seems more comfortable in Arizona. Since being a healthy scratch on December 13 he has 11 points in 11 games to bring his season total to 21 points in 40 games. With the Coyotes almost certainly out of playoff contention and changes sure to come it will be interesting to see whether Gagner fits with any rebuilding plans the team has in mind.

Sam Gagner C PHO 2 Months

Gagner potted two power-play goals and added an even-strength assist in Saturday's win over Columbus.

He has 10 points, including four goals, in eight games since bring a healthy scratch. Clearly that lit a fire under him. Check the wire.

Sam Gagner C PHO 2 Months

Gagner unloaded on his old Oilers mates Tuesday, racking up two goals on five shots, two assists, a plus-4 rating and two PIM in a 5-1 victory.

The Oilers had held Gagner to just a single point over his first three games against them in his first season outside of an Edmonton sweater, but he finally got his revenge in this one. While things have otherwise been slow for Gagner - he entered play Tuesday with just three points over his prior 11 games -- he's been picking it up lately, having found his way onto the scoresheet in three of the last four. Maybe with another few four-point games, he'll become fantasy-relevant again.

Sam Gagner C PHO 3 Months

After being a healthy scratch for the first time since his sophomore season, Gagner returned to the Coyotes' lineup Tuesday and picked up an assist on the game-winner against the Oilers. He was plus-1, took three shots, and added two hits and a blocked shot in 20:27 of ice time.

The 25 year-old Gagner has been a huge disappointment in his first season with Arizona, registering just 11 points and a minus-8 rating in 30 games. It looks like he should be back in the lineup for now, but he needs to produce to keep his spot.

Sam Gagner C PHO 3 Months

Gagner was a healthy scratch for Saturday's game against the Wild.

It's safe to say that Gagner hasn't been provided the offensive spark the Coyotes had counted on after he was acquired from the Oilers in June. The 25-year-old has just three goals, 10 points and a minus-9 rating over 29 games. Coach Dave Tippett is likely hoping the banishment to the press box lights a fire under him.

Sam Gagner C PHO 3 Months

Gagner scored his third goal of the season Tuesday in a loss to Calgary. He took three shots and was even on the night.

Gagner has struggled to get going offensively in a disappointing start to his time in Arizona, but he has six points in his last 10 games giving some hope that he will turn it around.

Sam Gagner C PHO 4 Months

Gagner picked up a pair of helpers in Friday's 5-0 win over the Canucks.

Gagner has struggled to find his way in his first season away from Edmonton, as the two assists brought his point total to just six in 17 games this year. In six full seasons after turning in an impressive 49-point rookie campaign in 2007-08, Gagner has failed to reach that mark again, so it's probably safe to count on him being somewhere in the 30-40 point range with Arizona this year, with anything beyond that coming as a bonus.

Sam Gagner C PHO 4 Months

Gagner scored his second goal Monday in a win over the Leafs. He took three shots and had two hits.

Gagner scored for the second consecutive game and has points in four of his last six after not registering a point in the first six games of the season. He is still seeing a healthy dose of ice time with the man advantage (2:43), but his total ice time is down two minutes compared to last year (16:32). In last night's contest he saw the ice for just 14:48. That's third line ice time, so this bears watching a bit.

Sam Gagner C PHO 4 Months

Gagner put his team ahead for good with his third period goal in a 6-5 win over the Capitals on Sunday.

The goal was his first of the season to go along with two assists. The potential is there, and he's hovered in the 40-50 point range in every season of his career, but so far the production hasn't been.

Sam Gagner C PHO 4 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.