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NHL Notes: Gagne to skate with Bruins on tryout
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According to a TVA's Renaud Lavoie, former Flyer Simon Gagne will be skating with the Boston Bruins during training camp next month on a pro tryout contract.

The 34-year-old winger spent the majority of his NHL career with the Flyers and was a fan favorite during his time on the team, despite being traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2010 before coming back to the orange and black in the middle of the 2012-13 season after a two-year stint with the Los Angeles Kings.

The forward did not play last year after failing to sign with a team in the offseason. He served as a hockey analyst for TVA Sports.

Gagne is often remembered by Flyers fans not only for his 11 seasons and 264 goals with the team, but also for his game winning goal against the Bruins in Game 7 of the 2010 Eastern Conference semifinals in their historic comeback.

Avalanche: Giguere to announce retirement next week
Colorado Avalanche backup goaltender J.S. Giguere will officially announce his retirement from the NHL next week, per TSN.

The 37-year-old former Conn Smythe winner played 16 years in the league, most recently with the Avalanche for three seasons before becoming an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

Nine years of his career was spent with the Anaheim Ducks, helping them reach the Stanley Cup Final in 2003 that won him the Conn Smythe and then winning the team's only championship in 2007.

Giguere also lent his talents to the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Calgary Flames during his time in the league.

The veteran played 597 games, posting 262 wins with a career .913 save percentage and 2.52 goals against average.