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Paul Gaustad | Center | #28

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (34) / 2/3/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 227
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 7 (220) / BUF
Contract: view contract details

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Paul Gaustad won't be back with the Predators next year.
It was expected that he would be permitted to walk as an unrestricted free agent and that will be the case. Gaustad won't provide much offense, but he can kill penalties and win faceoffs. May 18 - 11:55 AM

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Paul Gaustad may not be back with the Predators next season.

He is eligible for unrestricted free agency in the summer and Nashville could decide to replace him with a younger option from within the organization. Gaustad had six points in 63 games along with a 55.3 winning percentage on 772 faceoffs in 2015-16.
May 16 - 5:57 PM

Paul Gaustad played great in Game 6 and he scored the game-winning goal in Game 7 against Anaheim to get Nashville into the second round of the playoffs.

He had plenty of chances to score in Game 6 when he parked himself in front of the Ducks net and he tipped in a Shea Weber shot in the first period of Game 7 to give the Predators a 2-0 lead at the time.
Apr 28 - 8:44 AM

Paul Gaustad didn't get a point in Game 6, but he was front and center on some key plays to help Nashville post a 3-1 victory over Anaheim.

He delivered some big hits to energize his teammates and he screened Frederik Andersen on Mattias Ekholm's goal in the second period. Gaustad also saw some time on the power play to help the Predators win offensive-zone faceoffs.
Apr 26 - 10:43 AM

Paul Gaustead won just four of nine defensive zone draws in Game 1 against the Ducks.

That's a surprisingly low number, as Gaustad is usually a very reliable face-off man. In 63 regular season games in 2015-16, Gaustad won an impressive 55.3 percent of his draws. The Predators head into Game 2 with a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.
Apr 17 - 9:51 AM

Paul Gaustad returned to action on Tuesday March 29.

Gaustad made his first return to the lineup on Tuesday as he was on the ice fore 10:42. It was his first game action since March 5, due to an upper body injury.
Mar 30 - 3:43 AM

Paul Gaustad (upper body) took part in Thursday's optional skate.

He has not played since suffering an upper-body injury on Mar. 5 against Colorado. Gaustad has six points and 46 penalty minutes in 57 games.
Mar 25 - 10:06 AM

Paul Gaustad (upper body) still hasn't resumed team-related activities.

He sat for a fifth straight game on Thursday and there is no timetable for his return. Gaustad has been sidelined since Mar. 5 due to an upper-body injury.
Mar 18 - 9:22 AM

Paul Gaustad won't play Tuesday because of an upper-body injury.

He won't accompany the team on the team on their four-game road trip after he sat out the third period against Colorado on Saturday. Gaustad also didn't participate in Monday's practice.
Mar 7 - 1:23 PM

Paul Gaustad scored a shorthanded goal in Saturday's win over Carolina.

It was his first goal of the 2015-16 season. Mattias Ekholm and Miikka Salomaki picked up the assists on Gaustad's second period goal. The 33-year-old has just three points in 33 games in 2015-16. He won't have any fantasy value in standard leagues.
Jan 3 - 12:06 PM

Paul Gaustad was activated off injured reserve and will suit up against the Red Wings Saturday night.

He had been bothered by an upper-body injury off and on for the past three weeks. If for some reason you need Gaustad, feel free to activate him.
Sat, Dec 5, 2015 01:23:00 PM

The Predators have placed Paul Gaustad on injured reserve.

He is dealing with an upper-body injury that he sustained Wednesday night. Gaustad will likely miss at least a few games. The Preds have recalled goaltender Juuse Soras from the AHL to take Gaustad's roster spot.
Sat, Nov 28, 2015 01:08:00 PM

Paul Gaustad suffered an upper-body injury Wednesday night.

He was limited to 8:27 of ice time in the contest. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Thu, Nov 26, 2015 10:45:00 AM

Paul Gaustad will return to the Predators' lineup against the Wild on Saturday night.

Unfortunately, Gaustad has never been much of a fantasy asset and this season is no expectation. The 33-year-old veteran has but two points and little else to show for his efforts this season.
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 07:29:00 PM

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

He isn't expected to play Tuesday and he doesn't have any fantasy value. Colton Sissons was recalled from the minors to take Gaustad's place on the roster.
Tue, Nov 10, 2015 07:42:00 PM

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C1Ryan Johansen
2Mike Ribeiro
3Mike Fisher
4Paul Gaustad
5Cody Bass
6Calle Jarnkrok
7Colton Sissons
LW1Colin Wilson
2Gabriel Bourque
3Eric Nystrom
4Kevin Fiala
5Austin Watson
6Miikka Salomaki
7Pontus Aberg
RW1Filip Forsberg
2James Neal
3Craig Smith
4Viktor Arvidsson
D1Shea Weber
2Roman Josi
3Ryan Ellis
4Mattias Ekholm
5Barret Jackman
6Petter Granberg
7Anthony Bitetto
G1Pekka Rinne
2Carter Hutton
3Marek Mazanec