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Nathan Beaulieu | Defenseman | #82

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (24) / 12/5/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 200
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (17) / MON
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Nathan Beaulieu (upper body) will return to the Sabres' lineup on Friday.
The hope was to get Beaulieu back on Saturday, so this is a bit ahead of schedule. It will be his first game since Oct. 20. He has two assists in eight contests in 2017-18. Nov 10 - 12:31 PM

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Nathan Beaulieu (upper body) hopes to be back for Saturday's game in Montreal.

Beaulieu played five seasons with the Canadiens before he was traded to Buffalo over the summer. "I've had that game circled for a while," he said. "But I've got to understand it's a long season and I don't want to rush anything. Obviously that would be great if I could get back by then, but I don't want to risk myself to be out any longer." Beaulieu practiced on Wednesday and feels he's heading in the right direction.
Nov 9 - 9:56 AM

Nathan Beaulieu (upper body) skated on Monday.

"He'll probably join us in practice this week, so that was encouraging," said coach Phil Housley. Beaulieu hasn't played since Oct. 20 because of an upper-body injury.
Nov 7 - 9:18 AM

Nathan Beaulieu suffered an upper-body injury in Friday night's loss to the Vancouver Canucks.

He had no points, a minus-1 rating and one shot on goal in 11:27 of action before getting hurt. After the game, head coach Phil Housley said that Beaulieu is considered day-to-day.
Oct 21 - 1:26 AM

Nathan Beaulieu has earned an assist in each of Buffalo's last two games.

Beaulieu's first point with the Sabres came on Sunday night against Anaheim. He has been credited with 11 hits and nine blocks in seven games this season.
Oct 18 - 8:02 AM

Nathan Beaulieu has signed a two-year contract with the Buffalo Sabres.

Beaulieu's new deal has annual average value of $2.4 million. The settlement avoids another potential arbitration hearing in the NHL this summer. Beaulieu achieved personal bests offensively in 2016-17 with four goals and 24 assists for 28 points in 74 games. He was obtained from Montreal in the off-season and play his first year with the Sabres in 2017-18.
Source: Sabres.com
Jul 31 - 7:03 PM

Nathan Beaulieu's arbitration hearing is scheduled for Aug. 4.

Beaulieu is next on the list after the Sabres avoided going to arbitration with Johan Larsson and Robin Lehner. Beaulieu reached career highs in 2016-17 with four goals and 24 assists for 28 points in 74 games with Montreal. He was acquired by Buffalo from the Canadiens in June.
Jul 28 - 6:13 PM

Nathan Beaulieu has decided to file for salary arbitration.

Beaulieu scored four goals and 28 points in 74 contests in 2016-17. He came with a $1 million cap hit last season.
Source: NHLPA.com
Jul 5 - 6:15 PM

It is not clear if the Sabres acquired Nathan Beaulieu from the Canadiens to keep him or expose him to the expansion draft.

On the one hand, Beaulieu could fit in on the left side of the Sabres' third pairing giving Brendan Guhle some more time in the minors to develop. On the other hand, giving up a third-round pick to Montreal may have been a cheaper price to pay than what Vegas was offering to ensure other Sabres assets were off limits in the draft. It will be interesting to see what Buffalo does here.
Jun 18 - 8:48 AM

The Montreal Canadiens have traded Nathan Beaulieu to the Buffalo Sabres for a third-round pick in 2017.

Beaulieu started last season as Shea Weber's partner on Montreal's top pairing, but that experiment didn't last long. In the Canadiens' final playoff game of the season (Game 6 of their first-round series against the Rangers) Beaulieu was made a healthy scratch by Claude Julien. Despite falling out of favor in Montreal, Beaulieu still possesses the potential to be a top-four defenseman in the NHL. The 24-year-old scored a career-high four goals and 28 points in 74 games last season. Beaulieu is scheduled to become a restricted free agent on July 1st. This is a nice, low-risk move for the Sabres.
Jun 17 - 1:56 PM

Nathan Beaulieu could be traded before the end of the week.

The Canadiens will protect Shea Weber and Jeff Petry, so they'll only have one spot left for another defenseman. That spot could go to Beaulieu, but he seems to have fallen out of favor with the organization, as he was made a healthy scratch in Montreal's final playoff game against the Rangers. Montreal could opt to protect Jordie Benn instead. Beaulieu had a career-high 28 points this season.
Jun 13 - 7:28 PM

Nathan Beaulieu would like to stay with the Canadiens and believes that will be the case, but at this point it wouldn't be surprising if he wasn't back with the team next year.

"I still believe in myself and know I can be a big part of this team. It's tough to put a fingerprint on it right now, but I know I feel like I'm still a big part of this team on the back end," he said. "I feel like the organization still thinks that from talking to them. This is another big summer for me and get ready to come back to work again." Beaulieu's roster spot may be in jeopardy because of prospect Mikhail Sergachev, so a trade or a position in the expansion draft are possibilities.
Apr 26 - 10:53 AM

Nathan Beaulieu will be a healthy scratch in Game 6 against the New York Rangers on Saturday.

Beaulieu found himself outside of the top six during Montreal's morning skate at MSG on Saturday. He's had his share of struggles in the opening round of the playoffs, and he didn't really look good on Jesper Fast's shorthanded goal in Thursday's loss in Game 5. Brandon Davidson will take his spot in the lineup.
Apr 22 - 11:54 AM

Nathan Beaulieu had a rough night in Friday's 4-3 OT win over the New York Rangers.

Beaulieu started the game on a pairing with Nikita Nesterov, but the pairing was split up after both players struggled badly. Beaulieu was on the ice for all three goals against and he finished the night with a minus-3 rating in 23:29 of ice time. Beaulieu's spot in the lineup should be safe for now, but don't be surprised if Nesterov is benched going into Game 3. Nesterov is only in the lineup because Alexei Emelin is out with an injury.
Apr 15 - 8:55 AM

Nathan Beaulieu will be back on the ice Saturday night as the Canadiens take on the Senators.

He was a healthy scratch Thursday. In his last 11 games, Beaulieu has scored five points with one goal and four assists. He had one goal and one assist against Ottawa on March 19th. That was one of three occasions in which he earned multiple points.
Mar 25 - 6:50 PM

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2Jason Pominville
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2Marco Scandella
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