NHL news for a Thursday night

1. GAGNER OUT FOR SEASON

Approximately a week after losing super rookie sensation, Taylor Hall, the Edmonton Oilers suffered another setback involving forward, Sam Gagner. This 21 year-old forward, who was a 2007 Oilers first round pick, underwent hand surgery on Thursday, and as a result will be out for the rest of the season. Gagner, who had 15 goals and 42 points, was injured last Wednesday night during what was a 5-0 loss to the Washington Capitals.

2. CANADIENS’ SOPEL FRACTURES HAND

The growing list of injured Montreal Canadiens’ defenceman grew by one as recently acquired Brent Sopel fractured his hand on Tuesday against the Boston Bruins. Sopel, who was acquired on February 24 from the Atlanta Thrashers, joined Andrei Markov, Josh Georges and Jaroslav Spacek, who are all injured Montreal defenceman.

3. PERRON DONE FOR SEASON

The St. Louis Blues decided this week to shut down their young forward, David Perron, until training camp next September. This 22 year-old has already sat out 58 straight games, after suffering a devastating concussion last November 4, against the San Jose Sharks. Perron who, prior to the season, signed a two year deal worth 4.3 million dollars, only dressed for 10 games this year, where he registered five goals and seven points.

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