It's really discouraging to have heard that Sutter has not even really MET Gagne, said he basically saw him going to and from TSC on occasion and that's it (this was according to Helene Elliot's article).
It's not exactly a shocker given Simon's history but I was pulling hard for him here. He turned it on late in the season last year and showed signs of being the top-level two-way guy he was with the Flyers. To hear he had this kind of setback is not good news at all. He's kind a whole bunch of aggravating factors here (history, age, etc). The big thing will be his ability to lead a symptom-free life, then thinking about getting back on the ice.
Danny Duberstein is good at two things ...