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Simon Gagne cleared for contact

Updated: May 15, 2012, 3:03 AM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Simon Gagne has been cleared for contact and is skating in Los Angeles, but the veteran winger, who is attempting to come back from a concussion, doesn't appear ready to rejoin the Kings' lineup.

Kings coach Darryl Sutter didn't sound very optimistic that Gagne, who hasn't played since Dec. 26, would play this spring.

"I mean, he hasn't played a game in five, six months," Sutter said Monday. "He hasn't practiced with the team literally since, what was ...

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