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Cedric Paquette | Winger

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (22) / 8/13/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 199

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Cedric Paquette (foot) hopes to get back to practice Monday.
Paquette blocked a shot a week ago and has been on the sidelines ever since. He had 12 goals and 19 points last season. Oct 3 - 10:56 PM

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Cedric Paquette (lower body) expects to be ready for the regular season opener.

"I think next week it should be 100 percent," Paquette said. Even though X-rays came back negative after he took a shot off his foot, he suffered a cut that required five stitches. Paquette hopes to practice with his teammates in the next couple of days.
Oct 2 - 11:09 AM

Cedric Paquette (lower body) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice.

Lightning coach Jon Cooper predicted on Tuesday that Paquette will be out for a few days before returning, so we'll see if that holds true. He was hurt blocking a shot on Saturday.
Sep 30 - 5:55 PM

Cedric Paquette (lower body) isn't expected to be out for very long.

"I thought it was going to be worse," coach Jon Cooper said. "Fortunately for him it was no major damage, so he'll be out for a few days but then he should be back." Paquette didn't practice on Monday after blocking a shot in Saturday's exhibition contest versus Dallas.
Sep 29 - 12:53 PM

Cedric Paquette's x-rays came back negative on Sunday and the forward is considered day-to-day.

Paquette left Saturday's game against Dallas in the third period after blocking a shot. He is a depth player for the Lightning, but it's good news that the injury isn't considered too serious.
Sep 27 - 12:21 PM

Cedric Paquette left the third period of Saturday's exhibition game against Dallas after blocking a shot.

He didn't return to the game, but reporters saw Paquette walking around in the locker room after the game. "He's getting X-rayed, so we'll have to wait and see what happens," coach Jon Cooper said. "He took a good one. That was a pretty heavy shot. He's a tough kid, though. Hopefully he's going to be okay."
Sep 27 - 11:34 AM

Cedric Paquette scored the game winning goal for the Lightning in their Game 3 win over Chicago on Monday.

Paquette poked home a goal in front of the net off a nice play from Victor Hedman at the 16:49 mark of the third period to seal the deal for the Lightning. It was his second goal in as many games and third of the playoffs for the checking forward. Paquette also had six hits and three shots on net in 12:06 TOI. Hedman had two primary assists while Ryan Callahan scored and added an assist in the win.
Jun 8 - 11:26 PM

Jon Cooper praised Cedric Paquette's game after Tampa Bay's win over Chicago on Saturday night.

"This is a team sport and Cedrick’s been given an assignment to do something for the team. It’s been fantastic to watch," Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. "You get this far in the playoffs, you need guy that sacrifice themselves and that’s all that kid has done. He’s doing one heck of a job." The line of Paquette, Ryan Callahan and J.T. Brown got the better of Jonathan Toews' line in Game 2.
Jun 7 - 9:39 AM

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Cedric Paquette may have a talent for getting under opponents' skin, but Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews indicated that he has his work cut out for him.

Toews said that Paquette has "big shoes to fill" in replacing motormouth Ryan Kesler from the 2015 WCF as the resident pest. It sounds like Chicago won't be phased by Paquette, but he's a guy to watch for PIM and hits if things get out of hand.
Jun 6 - 1:37 PM

Cedric Paquette got through Game 7 without any problems with his apparent right wrist/arm injury.

He allegedly sustained the injury in Game 5 and missed Game 6. Paquette seems good to go for Game 1 of the Cup finals scheduled for Wednesday.
May 30 - 10:44 AM

Cedric Paquette took the opening faceoff for Tampa Bay in Game 7 after missing Game 6.

A positive sign for Paquette and the Lightning, though he has just a single point in 17 postseason games.
May 29 - 8:16 PM

Cedric Paquette (wrist/hand) took part in Thursday's practice.

He missed Game 6 after he was injured last Sunday, but getting back on the ice with his teammates is encouraging. However, his status for Friday night's Game 7 against the Rangers is still unclear.
May 28 - 12:53 PM

Cedric Paquette is officially scratched for Game 6 on Tuesday night against the New York Rangers.

Paquette has been a solid forward for the Lightning this postseason in 17 games, but he has just a single point and not worth a spot on your playoff roster. Vladislav Namestnikov will take his place.
May 26 - 8:09 PM

Cedric Paquette is not on the ice for warm-ups for Game 6 on Tuesday night against the New York Rangers.

While it isn't absolutely guaranteed Paquette will not play in the game, it's about as close as it gets. It would be difficult for any player to play after missing warm-ups, especially since being injured in Game 5.
May 26 - 7:40 PM

Cedric Paquette is listed as questionable for Tuesday night's Game 6 match-up against the New York Rangers.

He suffered a right hand/arm injury in the first period on Sunday after he blocked a shot, but he was able to return. However, he logged just 5:43 in Game 5 and skated in just part of Tuesday's optional practice. If he can't play then Vladislav Namestnikov will probably play in his place.
May 26 - 1:51 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Steven Stamkos
2Tyler Johnson
3Valtteri Filppula
4Vladislav Namestnikov
5Brian Boyle
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Alex Killorn
3Cedric Paquette
RW1Nikita Kucherov
2Jonathan Drouin
3Ryan Callahan
4J.T. Brown
5Erik Condra
D1Victor Hedman
2Anton Stralman
3Jason Garrison
4Matt Carle
5Braydon Coburn
6Nikita Nesterov
7Andrej Sustr
8Mattias Ohlund
G1Ben Bishop
2Andrei Vasilevskiy
3Kevin Poulin