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Oct152014

Simon Gagne Signs with Bruins

Frederick Breedon/Getty Images(WILMINGTON, Mass.) -- After being with the Boston Bruins since the first day of training camp on a tryout basis, the team decided to sign Simon Gagne to a one-year, $600,000 deal Tuesday.

The 34-year-old Gagne joins a Bruins team that's started the season 1-3-0 and has had trouble finding the back of their opponents' net.

Gagne practiced on a line with Daniel Paille and Ryan Spooner Tuesday.

"My conversation with (general manager) Peter (Chiarelli) was, 'Whatever it takes,'" Gagne said following practice. "And I'll be whatever - if I have to be the extra guy, on the fourth line or a guy who will replace some guys when things aren't going well, or injuries, play on the PK, power play, whatever it takes, I'm here to help the team win and I'm really happy I have a chance to get back to the league with a good team, so I'm open to everything."

Gagne hasn't played in an NHL game since April 27, 2013. At one point in time, Gagne was a prolific scorer in the league. During the 2005-06 season, with the Flyers, Gagne scored 47 goals, and followed that up with 41 goals the next season.

Gagne is expected to play Wednesday for the B's in Detroit.

To make room for Gagne, the Bruins sent forwards Jordan Caron and Bobby Robins to their AHL affiliate in Providence.


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