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February 3, 2012 | 10:36am ET
Gagner proves his worth?

It appears the recent play of 22-year-old Sam Gagner has impressed the Edmonton Oilers' management brass enough to remove him from the trading block.

Gagner has been dangled as trade bait for a better part of the season, but has upped his performance lately, including a magical eight-point outburst last night in Edmonton.

The Oilers have been looking to acquire help on the blueline, with GM Jeff Tambellini in the market for a young, top-tier defenseman.

It's believed Gagner will only be dealt this season if the Oilers can acquire a top-three rearguard under 25.

Meanwhile, the Oilers continue to field calls for right wing Ales Hemsky, who is expected to be dealt before the Feb. 27 trade deadline.

Several teams, including the Detroit Red Wings, Toronto Maple Leafs and Nashville Predators, have expressed an interest in Hemsky.

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