09 May 2011
In Damien Cristodero's blog Lightning Strikes, Simon Gagne declares himself to be likely ready to play in Game 1.
The exact quote was: "I think," Gagne said, "we'll be good to go in Game 1."
Gagne didn't practice with the team on Sunday but in today's practice he wore a red non-contact jersey. It's a good sign to see him skating after dropping to the ice after that hit from Scott Hannan. Scary moment for his fans knowing his history with concussions. Now don't read too much into the red jersey as it is team protocol for an injured player to wear a red jersey their first practice back from injury, so we'll see if he's still wearing it later in the week, but this is fantastic news for the team.