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Paul Gaustad | Center

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (33) / 2/3/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 223
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Paul Gaustad scored for the third time this season in Monday's 2-1 overtime win against Arizona.
He opened the scoring during the second period to end a 10-game pointless drought. Gaustad has produced just 12 points in 60 contests this year, but he has 112 hits and a 57.1 percent success rate on faceoffs. Mar 10 - 11:36 AM

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Paul Gaustad doesn't contribute much in terms of fantasy hockey, but one area where he thrives is faceoffs.

He won 15 of 19 draws in Tuesday's win over Colorado. Gaustad ranks fifth in the league with a 57.2 winning percentage this season.
Feb 25 - 3:18 PM

Paul Gaustad will return to the lineup Saturday against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Gaustad hasn't played since December 9th but is now healthy and will suit up on the fourth line with Eric Nystrom and Taylor Beck. He has a goal and five assists in 25 games played to go along with a plus four rating and 19 penalty minutes.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 07:54:00 PM

Paul Gaustad (lower body) has been placed on the injured reserve list.

Gaustad has been sidelined for three straight contests. The Predators used the freed roster spot to call up Viktor Stalberg, who was just sent to the minors after clearing waivers.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 04:15:00 PM

Paul Gaustad, who has missed two of the Predators' last three games with a lower-body injury, is questionable for Saturday's game against San Jose.

He has really only played a few shifts in over a week. We would keep Gaustad on reserve for now.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 01:56:00 PM

Paul Gaustad left Tuesday's game against Colorado during the first period due to a lower-body injury.

It appears to be the same injury that kept him out of action the last two games. He was credited with just 48 seconds of ice time.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 09:52:00 PM

Paul Gaustad is expected to return to Nashville's lineup Tuesday night and center their fourth line.

After missing the previous two games with a lower body injury, Gaustad is set to center Eric Nystrom and Gabriel Bourque. In true fourth-liner form, the trio have more combined PIMs (29) than points (14).
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 08:23:00 PM

Paul Gaustad missed a second consecutive game with a lower body injury on Saturday.

Gaustad missed games against St. Louis and Chicago. The 32-year-old has one goal and six points in 24 games with the Predators this season. He is considered day-to-day at this point.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 01:12:00 PM

Paul Gaustad had two assists and 10 penalty minutes on Tuesday night.

The big center engaged in fisticuffs with Toronto's Dion Phanuef and David Clarkson during Nashville's 9-2 victory. He fought Phaneuf in the second period and Clarkson in the third to give him 17 penalty minutes on the season. Gaustad didn't have a point in 15 straight games going into Tuesday's match.
Wed, Nov 19, 2014 12:54:00 PM

Paul Gaustad and Eric Nystrom have developed some nice chemistry early on this season.

The two combined for five points and a plus-six in the Predators’ win over Dallas on Saturday. When asked why he’s had such a strong start to the season, Gaustad responded: "Eric Nystrom. It's just trying to stay simple and shoot the puck as much as possible for our line." The two veterans won’t keep producing at their current pace, but it’s nice to see hard-working players being rewarded on the ice.
Sun, Oct 12, 2014 09:08:00 AM

Paul Gaustad returned to action on Thursday after dealing with an upper-body injury.

It was a productive night for the big center, as he collected two assists and won 14 of his 17 faceoffs.
Fri, Oct 10, 2014 01:48:00 AM

Paul Gaustad (upper body) was back at practice on Thursday.

He didn't participate in Wednesday's session after he left Tuesday's skate early due to an upper-body injury. Gaustad returned to his projected line between Rich Clune and Eric Nystrom.
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 10:38:00 AM

Paul Gaustad is listed as day-to-day with a upper-body injury.

He exited Tuesday's practice with the ailment. Gaustad can be relied on for excellent work in the faceoff circle, but he doesn't contribute much else aside from penalty minutes.
Wed, Oct 1, 2014 04:38:00 PM

Nashville GM David Poile still thinks highly of Paul Gaustad.

"Paul does what he does. He's a checking center, best in the league at faceoffs and penalty killing," said Poile. "To me this is the good and bad news. Paul Gaustad is way more effective when our team has a lead, way more effective on our team as a shutdown guy. Give us the leads in the third period and the leads out of the gate and I think his role is better." Gaustad still has two years left on his current deal, which carries a $3.25 million cap hit. He contributed 10 goals and 11 assists in 75 games last season.
Thu, Jun 19, 2014 01:35:00 PM

Paul Gaustad collected three points in the Nashville Predators' 7-5 victory over the visiting Chicago Blackhawks Saturday night.

Gaustad had a goal and two assists. With one game left in the Preds' regular season, the often-injured center has 10 goals and 10 assists. Mike Fisher also had a three-point night for the Preds, all assists, giving him 29 on the season. Nashville's other goal scorers Saturday were Craig Smith (22nd), Ryan Ellis (fifth), Matt Cullen (10th), Colin Wilson (11th), Patric Hornqvist (22nd) and Shea Weber (22nd). Weber's goal was produced on a wrist shot into an empty net with 14 seconds remaining in regulation.
Sat, Apr 12, 2014 10:54:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Mike Ribeiro
2Mike Fisher
3Mike Santorelli
4Calle Jarnkrok
5Paul Gaustad
LW1Matt Cullen
2Colin Wilson
3Gabriel Bourque
4Taylor Beck
5Viktor Stalberg
6Kevin Fiala
RW1Filip Forsberg
2James Neal
3Craig Smith
4Eric Nystrom
5Viktor Arvidsson
D1Shea Weber
2Roman Josi
3Cody Franson
4Seth Jones
5Mattias Ekholm
6Ryan Ellis
7Anton Volchenkov
8Victor Bartley
G1Pekka Rinne
2Carter Hutton