Report: Simon Gagne trying out for Bruins

Aug 15, 3:08 PM

Simon Gagne will reportedly attempt to revive his NHL career in a tryout for the Boston Bruins.

Gagne, 34, went unsigned last season and spent part of the year as an analyst for french-language sports network TVA. He appears to be a good fit for Boston, which needs to fill roster spots with little cap space and could make use of a veteran player anxious to play again regardless of the contract.

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Jul 13, 10:15 PM

Simon Gagne 'ready to move on' if he does't receive another NHL contract offer

Jul 13, 10:15 PM

Simon Gagne spent this past NHL season in Quebec with his family, after not receiving a contract last summer. 

The 34-year-old last played for the Philadelphia Flyers during the lockout shortened 2013 season, and told Kevin Dubé of Canoe.ca he has not asked his agent to call around to gauge interest.

 Gagne says he's "ready to move on" if he is not contacted prior to training camps in September.

Having said that, he remains open to the possibility of resuming his professional hockey career.

"Before the start of training camps, teams will see the needs they have," he said. "From my side, I'm training for a month as if I was preparing for a camp...I'm ready for anything. I would like to start playing and show the world that I can still play in the NHL."

Gagne says he will "not be angry" if he's not given another shot, adding that his experience with the Los Angeles Kings provided a sense of completion to his career.

"If I had not won the Cup in 2012, perhaps I would think differently," he said.

Drafted 22nd overall by the Flyers in 1998, Gagne recorded 288 goals and 309 assists in 799 career games, with a career high of 47 goals scored in 2005-06.

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