Red Wings sign Gagner to 1-year contract extension

Detroit Red Wings

Detroit Red Wings center Sam Gagner (89) plays against the Minnesota Wild in the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings signed forward Sam Gagner to a one-year contract extension Saturday.

The Red Wings acquired Gagner on Feb. 24 in a trade with Edmonton. He played six games for Detroit.

In 42 games last season with the Red Wings and Oilers, Gagner had six goals and seven assists. He turned 31 in August.

This was Gagner’s 13th NHL season. He has 164 goals and 295 assists in 844 games.

Detroit also announced it has signed forward Turner Elson to a one-year extension. The 28-year-old Elson has spent the last three seasons with Grand Rapids of the AHL.

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