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Daniel Paille | Winger

Team: Boston Bruins
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/15/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 200
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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. Apr 13 - 3:34 PM

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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.
Apr 10 - 8:47 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
Mar 31 - 6:13 PM

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

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.
Source: NHL.com
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

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PosRoleName
C1David Krejci
2Patrice Bergeron
3Ryan Spooner
4Chris Kelly
LW1Brad Marchand
2Matt Beleskey
3Maxime Talbot
4Zac Rinaldo
RW1David Pastrnak
2Loui Eriksson
3Jimmy Hayes
4Brett Connolly
D1Zdeno Chara
2Torey Krug
3Dennis Seidenberg
4Adam McQuaid
5Kevan Miller
6Matt Irwin
7Joe Morrow
G1Tuukka Rask
2Jeremy Smith
3Malcolm Subban