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Daniel Paille | Winger | #26

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (34) / 4/15/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 200
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 1 (20) / BUF
Contract: view contract details

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It sounds like Daniel Paille's playing career is likely over.
Paille started last season in the Swedish league, but he suffered a concussion in November after taking a blindside hit from an opponent. The player who delivered the hit was suspended for four games. There's a very real chance that Paille, who suffered three concussions while playing for the Boston Bruins, might never play again, according to Brynas sporting director Stefan Bengtzen. "I'm extremely doubtful about him," Bengtzén said (via a Google translation). "It does not look bright and [there] is no change ever before." Paille played 582 games with Buffalo, Boston and the Rangers. He accumulated 85 goals, 87 assists 135 penalty minutes. He won the Stanley Cup with the Bruins back in 2011. Jun 9 - 8:13 AM

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Daniel Paille has been called up by the New York Rangers.

Paille is one of the Black Aces, so while he's now on the team's active roster, he's not expected to appear in any of the Rangers' playoff games. He did appear in 12 regular season contests with New York, but he didn't record a point over that span.
Thu, Apr 21, 2016 11:22:00 AM

Daniel Paille cleared waivers.

The Rangers have decided to assign him to the minors. The 31-year-old had no points and a minus-2 rating in 12 games this season. His days as a regular NHLer may be over.
Sun, Feb 21, 2016 12:07:00 PM

The New York Rangers have placed forward Dan Paille on waivers.

The 31-year-old has no points and a minus-2 rating in 12 games since singing with New York on Jan. 21. It would be surprising to see another team put in a waiver claim for him.
Sat, Feb 20, 2016 02:57:00 PM

Daniel Paille will make his Rangers debut on Friday.

Paille inked a one-year, two-way deal with New York on Thursday. He's projected to play alongside Dominic Moore and Tanner Glass. He'll also be used to help kill penalties.
Fri, Jan 22, 2016 05:26:00 PM

Daniel Paille will accompany the Rangers to Raleigh for Friday's contest against Carolina.

It's not clear if Paille will play for the Rangers Friday night though. He was inked to a one-year, two-way contract earlier today.
Thu, Jan 21, 2016 01:22:00 PM

Daniel Paille has inked a one-year, two-way deal with the New York Rangers.

Paille's contract comes with a $575,000 annual cap hit at the NHL level. He had a goal and four points in 31 games with AHL Rockford before being released Thursday morning.
Thu, Jan 21, 2016 12:11:00 PM

Daniel Paille has been released by AHL Rockford.

Rockford is affiliated with the Chicago Blackhawks. Paille has a goal and four points in 31 AHL contests this season. The expectation is that the New York Rangers will now ink Paille to a two-way deal, but that hasn't been made official yet.
Thu, Jan 21, 2016 11:36:00 AM

Daniel Paille has signed a tryout with the AHL's Rockford IceHogs.

He was released from Chicago's training camp on Monday, where he was also on a PTO. Paille looks like he could make the Blackhawks' organization in a minor-league role if he earns a contract.
Tue, Sep 29, 2015 05:40:00 PM

Daniel Paille, who was attending training camp on a professional tryout, has been cut by Chicago.

Paille had six goals and 13 points in 71 games with Boston last season. The Blackhawks also released Tomas Kopecky and Lubomir Visnovksy from their PTOs on Monday.
Mon, Sep 28, 2015 03:31:00 PM

Daniel Paille has agreed to a professional tryout with the Chicago Blackhawks.

TSN's Darren Dreger reported the news Sunday night. Paille could be placed on the fourth line if he makes the team in a checking role. He had six goals and 13 points in 71 games with the Boston Bruins last season.
Mon, Sep 14, 2015 10:13:00 AM

Daniel Paille remains an unrestricted free agent without a contract and only tryout offers, and he blames that in part because he was a healthy scratch with the Boston Bruins toward the end of the 2014-15 season.

"The only thing you can control is your play, and outside of that there’s nothing that can be done," Paille told "Definitely a big portion of me not being signed is not being able to play in those last 10 games [of the regular season] but I did everything in my power to get back into the lineup regardless of what I did."
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 01:12:00 PM

Daniel Paille has been informed by the Bruins that he won't be offered a new contract.

That means Paille will become an unrestricted free agent in July. He was a healthy scratch for the last nine games of the season and he generated a mere 13 points in 71 matches. Paille has spent the past six years with Boston, but he'll be looking for a new squad this summer.
Mon, Apr 13, 2015 03:34:00 PM

Daniel Paille has been a healthy scratch for the past eight games.

Gregory Campbell joined him in the press box on Thursday, as Max Talbot got back into the lineup. Paille has six goals and 13 points in 71 games this season. He hasn't been in the lineup since Mar. 22.
Fri, Apr 10, 2015 08:47:00 AM

Daniel Paille will be scratched for his fourth straight game when his Bruins take on the Panthers on Tuesday night.

Paille probably won't make it on to too many fantasy rosters, but his 13 points, 14 blocks, and 77 hits through 71 games this season is pretty good for a veteran fourth-line winger.
Source: Matt Kalman
Tue, Mar 31, 2015 06:13:00 PM

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