Flyers' Gagne Moved Up: Simon Gagne skated on the Flyers' top line Monday night against Montreal, the Philadelphia Daily News reports. (Updated 4/16/13)
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Philadelphia head coach Peter Laviolette has auditioned several forwards to skate on the left wing with first-line center Claude Giroux, Simon Gagne being the latest. He had an assist, two shots on net and plus-2 rating in 12:42 as the Flyers romped to a 7-3 win. (Updated 4/16/13).
Simon Gagne got off to a hot start with seven tallies in his first 17 games, but a concussion in late December cut his regular-season short. He was largely a disappointment (seven goals and 10 assists in 34 games) despite the quick start. He finally returned to the lineup in the Stanley Cup Finals and early indications are that he's going to try to play in 2012-13. He's under contract for one more season and figures to challenge Dustin Penner for a spot in the top-six forwards, but it's becoming harder and harder to count on Gagne for both production and health. (Updated 8/14/12)