Centre swap: Oilers re-acquire Gagner from Canucks for Spooner
Edmonton interim GM Keith Gretzky makes 2nd deal in less than 24 hours
Sam Gagner is back with the Edmonton Oilers, the team with which he spent the first seven seasons of his NHL career.
"We've liked Sam to be a part of our club," Oilers interim general manager Keith Gretzky said on the team's website. "He can add experience in the locker room and we think he can help us on our power play."
The Oilers selected Gagner sixth overall in the 2007 draft, and the 29-year-old posted five consecutive seasons with 41 or more points to start his NHL career.
"It's a great situation for us and for himself," Gretzky said. "He wants to play in the NHL and he's going to get an opportunity. I feel that he's going to help our hockey club."
The 27-year-old from Ottawa had two points (1-1-2) in 16 games with the Rangers, three points (2-1-3) in 25 games with the Oilers and six points (2-4-6) in seven games with the Condors.