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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 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

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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

Paul Gaustad was struck in the face by a shot from Minnesota's Marco Scandella on Thursday night.

He left for the locker room with 13:18 remaining, but returned to the game just over a minute later. Gaustad has two assists in 12 games this season.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 10:13:00 AM

Paul Gaustad collected 12 PIMs in Thursday's 5-2 Game Five win over Chicago.

Gaustad went above and beyond his series total of penalty minutes all in one fell swoop, picking up a roughing minor and a 10 minute misconduct after a skirmish with Andrew Shaw. However, Gaustad still has no points this series and with 22 PIMs.
Fri, Apr 24, 2015 01:27:00 AM

Paul Gaustad (upper body) was able to return to action on Tuesday April 7.

He had two penalty minutes, one shot, one hit and one block in 11:53 of ice time. Gaustad also won nine of his 13 faceoffs.
Wed, Apr 8, 2015 03:10:00 AM

Paul Gaustad (upper body) might play Tuesday night.

"It certainly was good to get him through the pregame skate again," coach Peter Laviolette said. "I have to get verification on my players, on who's available to be in the lineup tonight." Gaustad missed Saturday's game with an upper-body injury, but he has been at practice for the past couple of mornings. We would call him probable to play.
Tue, Apr 7, 2015 06:30:00 PM

Paul Gaustad (upper body) participated in practice on Monday.

"It's just a practice but ... there's a process that goes to getting guys back in the lineup," coach Peter Laviolette said. "Part of that process is getting him involved in a practice like he was today, so that's a real positive sign. We'll get an evaluation here in a little bit and see where he's at." He was hurt last Tuesday when he took a hit to the head from Vancouver's Alex Burrows.
Mon, Apr 6, 2015 06:04:00 PM

Paul Gaustad (upper body) will miss Saturday's game.

Gaustad was hit in the head by Alex Burrows during Tuesday's contest. He's regarded as day-to-day for now, but obviously if he's dealing with a concussion then there's no telling when he'll be back.
Thu, Apr 2, 2015 04:11:00 PM

Paul Gaustad was hit in the head on a check by Alex Burrows in Tuesday's game against Vancouver.

The incident occurred with just 3:54 remaining in regulation, but Burrows won't be suspended for the play. He received a five-minute major and a game misconduct for interference. Gaustad wasn't able to return and his status is unclear.
Wed, Apr 1, 2015 05:49:00 PM

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.
Tue, Mar 10, 2015 11:36:00 AM

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.
Wed, Feb 25, 2015 03:18:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Ryan Johansen
2Mike Ribeiro
3Mike Fisher
4Paul Gaustad
5Cody Bass
6Calle Jarnkrok
LW1Colin Wilson
2Gabriel Bourque
3Eric Nystrom
4Austin Watson
5Miikka Salomaki
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