Simon Gagne will once again be wearing orange and black.
On Tuesday afternoon the Philadelphia Flyers completed a trade with the Los Angeles Kings that sent a conditional draft pick from the Flyers to the Kings in exchange for Gagne. The Kings will receive a third-round draft pick if the Flyers reach the playoffs or a fourth-round pick if they do not.
The deal is beneficial for both teams. The Kings will clear $3.5 million in salary cap space and have added another draft pick for the future. The Flyers have added a veteran scorer that they hope will help boost their offense as they look to right the ship after a poor start to the season.
Gagne has been a healthy scratch for the Kings for four straight games and his ice time has been on the decline this season. In 11 games this year Gagne has five assists.
Gagne played 10 seasons in Philadelphia posting 524 points (259 goals, 265 assists) in 664 games before being traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning following the Flyers’ game six loss to the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2010 Stanley Cup Final.
Gagne will make his return to Philadelphia when the Flyers face the Washington Capitals Wednesday night.