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Daniel Paille | Winger

Team: Boston Bruins
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/15/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 200
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Daniel Paille was scratched from Sunday's tilt with the Carolina Hurricanes.
Paille has had a nice season for himself with 13 points, 14 blocks, and 77 hits through 71 games this season. That may not quite be fantasy-worthy, but it's pretty good in real life for the veteran fourth line winger. Mar 29 - 5:44 PM

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Daniel Paille was hit in the mouth by a puck on a pass by linemate Patrice Bergeron on Saturday.

"I tried to catch it. I don't know if I misread it or I got a late shove, but whatever it was, I missed it and it hit me right in the mouth," Paille said. "The result, basically, was that a few of my teeth were all over the place. I was sitting on the bench and something was blocking me from closing my mouth. My tooth was pushed up pretty good and it was bleeding excessively. We had to push (all the teeth) back in. (The trainers) used their hands." He went to the dressing room for stitches and X-rays. Paille was OK to play on Sunday and he scored his sixth goal of the season in a 5-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Mar 23 - 10:48 AM

Forward Daniel Paille scored two goals Sunday in the Boston Bruins' 5-3 victory over the visiting Detroit Red Wings.

Paille's goals, one of which came when the Bruins were shorthanded, were his fourth and fifth of the season. He hadn't scored more than one goal in a game since April, 2011. Sunday, his goals were the only two scored in the second period and gave the Bruins a 4-1 lead going into the third. Brad Marchand also scored a shorthanded goal for Boston. Marchand, who netted the last two goals of the Bruins' dramatic, 4-3 comeback win over the Philadelphia Flyers Saturday, opened the scoring Sunday with his 22nd goal at 4:15 of the first period. David Pastrnak and Loui Eriksson also produced goals -- both on Boston power plays. Pastrnak's goal was his eighth of the season Eriksson's was his 16th.
Mar 8 - 3:22 PM

Daniel Paille was the only member of the Bruins to find the back of the net in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Canucks.

Paille's goal was just his second in 58 games so it stands to reason that he shouldn't be owned in any fantasy formats. He was also a healthy scratch for Boston's previous two games. Loui Eriksson and Carl Soderberg contributed assists in the losing effort.
Feb 24 - 10:12 PM

Daniel Paille is a healthy scratch in Sunday's game against Chicago.

The 30-year-old has now watched back-to-back games from the press box. He has one goal and eight points in 57 games this season. Craig Cunningham is also scratched for Boston.
Feb 22 - 3:35 PM

Daniel Paille, Criag Cunningham, and Niklas Svedberg will be scratched on Friday night against the St. Louis Blues.

Coach Julien notes that Paille has had "a tough year. I think his confidence is at its lowest right now. Sometimes watching a game from above gives him that hunger to get back in the lineup." He's never had much fantasy value, so hopefully for his sake this is just a bump in the road. Cunningham meanwhile has 70 hits in 32 games this season, not too shabby for the rookie.
Feb 20 - 7:34 PM

Daniel Paille has been seeing time alongside Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand for parts of Boston's last two games.

"Claude's definitely changing the lines a lot more than he did in the past. And you know for us as players, we have to be willing or know how to adjust quickly to that," Paille said. "He's not hesitating. When he sees something is not working, he wants to try to change it up and get something from everybody." He has played there before this season, but spends most of his time on the fourth line. Paille hasn't made the most of promotions when he's received them, with one goal and seven assists in 53 contests, even though he does create some good energy and he gets plenty of scoring chances.
Feb 9 - 10:11 AM

Daniel Paille isn't satisfied that he's contributed just one goal and seven assists in 51 games this season.

"I definitely feel that some of the bounces are going the other way, which is certainly frustrating. Even being on for a lot more goals against, too," Paille said. "For me, it's just looking at the big picture, staying focused and trying not to get too discouraged because it's easy to fall into that pattern. Every game I just have to look at how I contributed off the score sheet, some other ways. There's always something that helped. So for me, it's just more of a bounce that can change it around and help a little bit." His best offensive season came in 2007-08 as a member of the Buffalo Sabres when he recorded 19 goals and 35 points in 77 contests. However, Paille skates mostly on the fourth line with the Bruins and he shouldn't be on your fantasy radar.
Feb 5 - 9:54 AM

Daniel Paille will take Brad Marchand's spot on the Bruins' second line during the latter's two-game suspension.

He will skate alongside Patrice Bergeron and Reilly Smith. Paille has modest offensive capabilites which is why, unless he is needed as a fill in, he regularly toils on Boston's third or fourth lines. He is not worth rostering.
Jan 17 - 8:58 AM

Daniel Paille has been skating alongside Patrice Bergeron and Milan Lucic.

He picked up an assist in Wednesday's overtime win over Pittsburgh, but he didn't get on the scoresheet on Thursday versus New Jersey. "I'm just trying to not take it for granted and capitalize on the chances that I do have," said Paille. "I'm not going to score every time, but the thing is to stay focused and positive about it. I know that in time, if I get a chance to stay with them for a little bit longer, I'll try and make the best of it." He has one goal and eight points in 42 matches this year.
Jan 9 - 9:15 AM

Daniel Paille (illness) was ready to play on Thursday night against Chicago.

He missed Tuesday's practice because of an illness. Paille logged just 9:13 of ice time in the contest.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 02:47:00 AM

Daniel Paille (illness) didn't skate Tuesday.

Paille should be considered day-to-day with a virus. He still could be available for Thursday's contest versus Chicago.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 10:10:00 AM

Daniel Paille has been skating with Ryan Spooner and Simon Gagne during the early part of training camp.

"I think everyone wants that," he said referring to the possibility of a bigger role with the Bruins this year. "That being said, I want to maintain the role that I have. But everyone wants to do more. I'm going to try and take advantage of that opportunity if it comes to me." The line he's currently on probably won't be one that opens the regular season, but Paille does stand a chance to skate on the third line in 2014-15.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 06:47:00 AM

There's a chance that Daniel Paille could move up from the fourth line this season.

Boston's fourth line won't have Shawn Thornton on it this year after he was permitted to leave as a free agent. The team's third and fourth lines could undergo some changes as a result. "I know my role here on the team and I have no complaints playing on the fourth line, but if I get to play that third-line role, then I’ll have no complaints there, either," said Paille. He has moved up before as an injury replacement.
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 09:42:00 AM

Daniel Paille skated on the third line in Boston's Game 2 victory against Montreal.

He scored his first goal of the postseason to open the scoring in the Bruins' 5-3 win. Paille logged 11:51 of ice time in his second game back from a suspected concussion. Jordan Caron skated on the fourth line in his place.
Sat, May 3, 2014 04:05:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1David Krejci
2Patrice Bergeron
3Carl Soderberg
4Gregory Campbell
5Ryan Spooner
6Marc Savard
LW1Milan Lucic
2Brad Marchand
3Daniel Paille
4Maxime Talbot
RW1Loui Eriksson
2Brett Connolly
3Reilly Smith
4Chris Kelly
5David Pastrnak
D1Zdeno Chara
2Torey Krug
3Dougie Hamilton
4Dennis Seidenberg
5Adam McQuaid
6Matt Bartkowski
7Kevan Miller
8Zach Trotman
G1Tuukka Rask
2Niklas Svedberg