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Paul Gaustad | Center

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (33) / 2/3/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 227
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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. Nov 21 - 7:29 PM

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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.
Nov 10 - 7:42 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.
Nov 6 - 10:13 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.
Apr 24 - 1:27 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.
Apr 8 - 3:10 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.
Apr 7 - 6:30 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.
Apr 6 - 6:04 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.
Apr 2 - 4:11 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.
Apr 1 - 5:49 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.
Mar 10 - 11:36 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.
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

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