NEWARK, NJ - MAY 29: Simon Gagne #12 of the Los Angeles Kings speaks during Media Day for the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at Prudential Center on May 29, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Per Los Angeles Times reporter Lisa Dillman on Twitter:
Simon Gagne coming in to lineup for Game 3 but not bc of an injury to anyone else. Brad Richardson looks like the odd-man out.— lisa dillman (@reallisa) June 4, 2012
Unclear how that impacts the lines. Again, Richardson not injured just said to be looking over-matched.— lisa dillman (@reallisa) June 4, 2012
Darryl Sutter had downplayed the possibility repeatedly, but it looks like Simon Gagne's long wait is over. After missing most of the season due to concussion symptoms, the star left wing will take the ice in the Stanley Cup Final.
- He'd been out for months before he began practicing again recently. What's his conditioning like?
- He still has a heck of a shot.
- Where do you think he slots in? Brad Richardson's fourth line minutes? Power play time? An even bigger role?
- Whatever happens, I'm rooting for him.