The nasty blow Sam Gagner took in Monday’s game against Carolina will keep him on the shelf for a little bit.
Gagner suffered a fairly significant facial laceration, which forced him from the game entirely. He didn’t practice on Tuesday and, in a corresponding move, the Flyers called up Colin McDonald from the AHL to fill Gagner’s spot on the roster.
This is the second facial injury Gagner’s suffered in recent years. He’d previously had his jaw broken by an errant Zack Kassian high stick, while he was with the Oilers and Kassian the Canucks.
Prior to getting hurt, Gagner had two goals and five points in 18 games, averaging just under 12 minutes per night.