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Gagner inks 1-year extension with Red Wings


DETROIT, MI – MARCH 10: Sam Gagner #89 of the Detroit Red Wings gets set for the face-off against the Carolina Hurricanes during an NHL game at Little Caesars Arena on March 10, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. Carolina defeated Detroit 5-2. (Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images)

Sam Gagner is staying in Detroit.

The 31-year-old centre has signed a one-year contract extension with the Red Wings, the team announced. The deal is reportedly worth $850,000.

Gagner was traded on deadline day to Detroit, along with two second-round draft picks, in a deal that saw Andreas Athanasiou and Ryan Kuffner go to the Edmonton Oilers.

Gagner played in just six games with Detroit, scoring one goal, totaling 13 points in 42 combined NHL games between Detroit and Edmonton in 2019-20.

In 844 career games, the London, Ont., native has 164 goals and 459 points.


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