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Daniel Paille | Winger

Team: Boston Bruins
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/15/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 200
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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. Aug 12 - 9:42 AM

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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.
May 3 - 4:05 PM

Daniel Paille is officially listed as a game-time decision for Game 1 against Montreal on Thursday night.

"Yesterday, and going into this morning's skate, I feel like I'm back to where I need to be," Paille said. He's healthy enough to play and he'll probably draw into the lineup after missing the opening round with a suspected concussion.
May 1 - 6:28 PM

Daniel Paille (upper body) is expected to be available when Boston's second-round series against Montreal begins on Thursday.

Coach Claude Julien said that Paille should be back for Game 1 after he skated with the team on Tuesday.
Apr 30 - 7:09 AM

Daniel Paille (concussion) received clearance to warm up with the team before Game 5.

He could be available to play at the start of Round 2 versus Montreal. Paille hasn't appeared in a game since April 12 when he suffered a suspected concussion against Buffalo.
Apr 29 - 6:58 AM

It is unclear whether Daniel Paille will dress for Game 5 against the Red Wings Saturday afternoon.

Paille was cleared for contact earlier this week and seems to have recovered from a concussion that has sidelined him since April 12th. He certainly looked healthy enough to play in Friday's practice. Don't be surprised if Paille returns to action for Saturday's 3:00 pm matinee. If he does, it will likely be in place of Jordan Caron.
Apr 26 - 8:58 AM

Daniel Paille (upper body) got back on the ice with his teammates for Thursday's morning skate.

"He's inching toward the right side, I would say," coach Claude Julien said. Paille has been cleared for contact, so he is getting close to being available to play for the first time since April 12.
Apr 25 - 7:00 AM

Daniel Paille (upper body) skated on Wednesday.

He took Tuesday's session off after he returned to the ice on Monday for an optional skate. Coach Claude Julien didn't provide an update on Paille's availability, so consider him day-to-day and doubtful to play Thursday in Game 4.
Apr 24 - 9:47 AM

Daniel Paille (upper body) participated in an optional practice on Monday.

He didn't take part in contact drills and it sounds like he's still a ways away from returning. "Dan Paille's out there right now skating, so that's the right direction, but we'll have to go about our injuries just like we normally would, in a safe and proper manner," said coach Claude Julien.
Apr 22 - 7:26 AM

Daniel Paille did not practice this week and is unlikely to play Friday in Game 1 of the opening round of the playoffs against Detroit.

He is still experiencing concussion-like symptoms. Jordan Caron skated in Paille's place on the Bruins' fourth line during scrimmages Thursday and will likely take his place in Friday's contest against the Red Wings. Consider Paille day-to-day until further notice.
Apr 18 - 8:58 AM

The Bruins apparently received "good news" regarding Daniel Paille after he had to be helped off the ice Saturday.

He is doing "very well" and it sounds like he could be ready to play when the postseason begins. The Bruins and Detroit don't open their first-round series until Friday. It was initially feared that Paille may have suffered a concussion after he was belted by Buffalo's Jake McCabe, but he reportedly passed those tests.
Apr 14 - 10:19 AM

Daniel Paille had to be helped off the ice after he was nailed by Buffalo defenseman Jake McCabe on Saturday afternoon.

He appeared to be wobbly when he left and he has had some concussion issues this season. McCabe got a five-minute major and a game misconduct for interference on the play. There wasn't an update on Paille's condition after the contest.
Apr 12 - 4:39 PM

Daniel Paille skated and took some contact Friday in the Bruins' practice.

He sustained a concussion a week ago but is hoping to get clearance to play Saturday afternoon against the Hurricanes. If for some reason you need Paille, check back with us closer to game time.
Mar 15 - 8:33 AM

Daniel Paille (concussion) isn't experiencing any symptoms.

Paille is expected to return to the Bruins' lineup on Saturday. He has nine goals and 16 points in 57 games this season.
Mar 14 - 3:46 PM

Daniel Paille (concussion) hasn't been cleared for contact yet, but the Bruins think he will be soon.

Paille won't play on Wednesday, but he might be able to return Saturday. "As I said the other day, you know, we felt it was a real minor concussion, but you know, protocol is what it is, and you have to respect that. And right now, he's just going through the stages and is doing very well," coach Claude Julien said. Paille doesn't have any fantasy value in standard leagues.
Mar 12 - 3:53 PM

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C1David Krejci
2Patrice Bergeron
3Carl Soderberg
4Gregory Campbell
5Marc Savard
LW1Milan Lucic
2Brad Marchand
3Matt Fraser
4Daniel Paille
RW1Loui Eriksson
2Reilly Smith
3Chris Kelly
D1Zdeno Chara
2Torey Krug
3Johnny Boychuk
4Dougie Hamilton
5Dennis Seidenberg
6Adam McQuaid
7Matt Bartkowski
8Kevan Miller
9Corey Potter
G1Tuukka Rask
2Niklas Svedberg