The Columbus Blue Jackets are close to signing unrestricted free agent Sam Gagner, reports Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch. It is rumored to be a one-year, one way deal.
Gagner last played for the Philadelphia Flyers where he scored 8G and 8A in 53 games. The Canadian center held much promise as a member of the Edmonton Oilers from 2007-2014, including netting eight points in one game, but never fulfilled the potential scouts thought he had.
PHR predicted that Gagner would take a one-year prove it deal yesterday after it was rumored that the Canucks were one of the teams interested in his services. It appears that the Canucks bowed out or that the Blue Jackets offered more money.
More to follow.