Sam Gagner Sprains Ankle

Standard Spin: Sam Gagner (68 GP, 42 Points in '10-11), who missed time last season with a severed tendon in his hand, has a sprained ankle and will miss the start of the season. If anything this creates more space on the Oilers's roster for #1 pick Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, whose 9 game try-out (at least) is looking more and more likely. (Sep.27)