Forgot Log-in or  Password? |  Help  Not a member, Register Now!
Play Fantasy Use your Fantasy skills to win Cash Prizes. Join or start a league today. Play Now
      
Fantasy Football Today
Fantasy Football Today Blog
Gameday Inactives
2014 Draft Prep Guide
Downloadable Draft Kit
Mock Drafts
Get Your Draft Board
Player News
Stats
Players
Depth Charts
Roster Trends
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Scores
Fantasy Games
Playoff Challenge
Commissioner
Prize Leagues
Free
Office Pool Manager
Game Pick'em
Player Challenge
Fantasy Baseball Today
Fantasy Baseball Today Blog
Downloadable Draft Kit
Mock Drafts
Player News
Stats
Players
Depth Charts
Roster Trends
Columns
Injury Report
Rankings
Projections
Schedules
Probable Pitchers
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injuries
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Message Boards
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Mock Drafts
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
Downloadable Draft Kit
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Mock Drafts
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
No Fantasy Teams Found
 
player photo
 
28 Paul Gaustad C
Height/Weight: 6-5/220 | Birthdate: 2/3/1982 | Birthplace: Fargo, ND, USA | Team: Nashville Predators | College: None | NHL Experience: 10 | Salary: $2,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 9/6
NSH

Latest Updates

 
10/11/2014

Paul Gaustad, C, NSH

Paul Gaustad

Preds' Gaustad Does It All In Win

News: Paul Gaustad scored the game-winning goal, picked up an assist, got in a fight, and was a plus-3 in Saturday's win over Dallas.
Analysis: A great outing from Paul Gaustad, who is now up to four points in two games this season, to go with a plus-5 rating. As Nashville's fourth-line center, Gaustad doesn't play on the power play and isn't seen as a big offensive contributor. The 32-year-old did score 10 goals last season though, and could be valuable in some very deep leagues.

10/2/2014

Paul Gaustad, C, NSH

Paul Gaustad

Preds' Gaustad Returns To Practice

News: Paul Gaustad (upper body) returned to practice Thursday, Eric Stromgren of The Tennessean reports.
Analysis: Paul Gaustad suffered an upper-body injury during Tuesday's practice, but seems to be OK after taking a few days off. He centered Rich Clune and Eric Nystrom on the fourth line at Sunday's practice, and he's expected to serve in that capacity when the regular season begins Oct. 9.

9/30/2014

Paul Gaustad, C, NSH

Paul Gaustad

Preds' Gaustad Suffers Injury In Practice

News: Paul Gaustad left Tuesday's practice with an upper-body injury, The Tennessean's Eric Stromgren reports.
Analysis: No word yet on the severity of the injury, so consider him day-to-day for now. When healthy, Paul Gaustad is normally the Preds' third- or fourth-line center, meaning he only possesses fantasy value in deeper formats.

4/6/2014

Paul Gaustad, C, NSH

Paul Gaustad

Preds' Gaustad Returns To Action Saturday

News: Paul Gaustad (concussion) returned to the ice Saturday against the Sharks.
Analysis: The forward logged 15:53 of ice time in his return to action, recording six hits. He missed the previous five games with concussion symptoms.

4/4/2014

Paul Gaustad, C, NSH

Paul Gaustad

Predators' Gaustad Out Friday

News: Paul Gaustad (concussion) will not play in Friday's game against the Ducks, NHL.com's Curtis Zupke reports.
Analysis: Paul Gaustad will miss his seventh consecutive game as he deals with concussion symptoms, however, he is expected to return to action Saturday against the Sharks.

4/3/2014

Paul Gaustad, C, NSH

Paul Gaustad

Preds' Gaustad Practices Wednesday

News: Paul Gaustad (concussion) took part in Wednesday's practice, Chip Cirillo of The Tennessean reports.
Analysis: Paul Gaustad will join the team on its upcoming three-game road trip, but coach Barry Trotz wasn't certain about him being available during the stretch of games. The Predators will likely gauge how Gaustad is feeling after the team completes its first game of the road trip before determining if the forward can suit up for the final two contests.

3/30/2014

Paul Gaustad, C, NSH

Paul Gaustad

Preds' Gaustad Out Sunday

News: Paul Gaustad (upper body) is not playing in Sunday's game against the Capitals.
Analysis: Paul Gaustad and teammate Patrick Eaves have both been out since March 19 with upper-body injuries, and it's unclear when either player will return.

3/28/2014

Paul Gaustad, C, NSH

Paul Gaustad

Preds' Gaustad Out Friday

News: Paul Gaustad will not play in Friday's game against the Stars, The Tennessean's Joshua Cooper reports.
Analysis: Paul Gaustad hasn't played since Mar. 19 but remains day-to-day.

3/27/2014

Paul Gaustad, C, NSH

Paul Gaustad

Preds' Gaustad Out Thursday

News: Paul Gaustad is not in Thursday's lineup, The Tennessean's Nick Cole reports.
Analysis: As expected, the trio of Paul Gaustad, Seth Jones (head) and Patrick Eaves (undisclosed) will miss another game for the Preds.

3/25/2014

Paul Gaustad, C, NSH

Paul Gaustad

Preds' Gaustad Sidelined

News: Paul Gaustad (upper body) will not play Tuesday against Colorado, the Tennessean reports.
Analysis: Paul Gaustad, who will probably miss Thursday's game against the Sabres as well, last suited up on March 19. With 16 points and 61 PIM in 70 games though, his fantasy value is marginal these days.

3/19/2014

Paul Gaustad, C, NSH

Paul Gaustad

Preds' Gaustad Exits Wednesday With Injury

News: Paul Gaustad left Wednesday's game against the Canucks with an upper-body injury and will not return, Josh Cooper of The Tennessean reports.
Analysis: Paul Gaustad skated on only five shifts before departing with the injury. With only 16 points in 69 games, Gaustad isn't necessarily a frontline offensive talent for the Predators, but his potential absence would hurt at this stage of the season with the team fighting to get back in the playoff picture.

3/11/2014

Paul Gaustad, C, NSH

Paul Gaustad

Goal, 17 PIM for Preds' Gaustad

News: Paul Gaustad scored an empty-net goal, went plus-1 and posted 17 PIM in Tuesday's win over the Sabres.
Analysis: Ah, the ol' guy-playing-against-his-old-team boost. Well, it was an empty-netter, but hey. It was Paul Gaustad's first goal since Feb. 1, with eight wholly scoreless games in between.

2/3/2014

Paul Gaustad, C, NSH

Paul Gaustad

Preds' Gaustad Heating Up

News: Paul Gaustad scored his eighth goal of the season during Saturday's shootout loss to the Blues, giving him four points in his last seven games.
Analysis: Paul Gaustad still spends most of his time on the Preds' fourth line, but he's starting to heat up of late. He's a decent roll for those of you in deeper formats.

12/31/2013

Paul Gaustad, C, NSH Preds' Gaustad Adds Rare Assist In Win

Paul Gaustad

Preds' Gaustad Adds Rare Assist In Win

News: Paul Gaustad recorded an assist during Monday's 6-4 win over Detroit.  It was his first point in eight games.
Analysis: Aside from a two-goal, four-point outburst in mid-December, Paul Gaustad has been very quiet scoring-wise for the past two months.  That's not all that surprising, considering he plays on the Preds' fourth line and is charged mostly with keeping the opposition's scorers in check. The only category where Gaustad delivers any real fantasy value is face-offs, where he has a team-leading 58.8 winning percentage.

12/10/2013

Paul Gaustad, C, NSH

Paul Gaustad

Preds' Gaustad Has Three-Point Night

News: Paul Gaustad picked up a pair of assists and an empty-net goal in Tuesday's win over the Rangers.
Analysis: With this one night, Paul Gaustad doubled his season point total, so needless to say, he hasn't been much of a fantasy option. The one fantasy category where Gaustad does add value, though, is face-offs. He won 16 of 23 Tuesday and is over 60 percent on the year.

11/22/2013

Paul Gaustad, C, NSH Preds' Gaustad Seeing Limited Ice Time

Paul Gaustad

Preds' Gaustad Seeing Limited Ice Time

News: Paul Gaustad skated a season-low 11:19 during Thursday's 4-2 win over the Maple Leafs, compared to the 14-15 minutes per game he was averaging at the start of the season.
Analysis: Paul Gaustad has zero points over his last seven games, and he's a combined minus-6 over that stretch, so it's no wonder he's currently in coach Barry Trotz's doghouse. He should continue to see limited minutes centering the Preds' fourth line for the foreseeable future.

10/16/2013

Paul Gaustad, C, NSH Preds' Gaustad Struggling To Hit Scoresheet

Paul Gaustad

Preds' Gaustad Struggling To Hit Scoresheet

News: Paul Gaustad has just a single goal through six games so far this season.
Analysis: The addition of Matt Cullen has pushed Paul Gaustad down the depth chart to fourth-line status, so it's not surprising his offensive output has started to tail off. Gaustad is currently second on the team in short-handed ice time per game (2:42), a sign that he is being used in more of a defensive role this season - something that is rarely good for one's fantasy value.

9/8/2013

Paul Gaustad, C, NSH

Paul Gaustad

Preds' Gaustad Back On Ice Following Shoulder Surgery

News: Paul Gaustad (shoulder) participated in a full-contact scrimmage Friday, the Tennessean reports.
Analysis: Assuming his shoulder holds up, Paul Gaustad will likely battle the recently acquired Matt Cullen for the role of third-line center for the Preds this season. All things considered, his fantasy value is somewhat limited in most formats, as his career-best was a 36-point season with Buffalo back in 2007-08 and it's been mostly downhill ever since.

4/11/2013

Paul Gaustad, C, NSH

Paul Gaustad

Preds' Gaustad Done For Season

News: Paul Gaustad is slated to undergo season-ending shoulder surgery, the Tennessean reports.
Analysis: With a recovery time of four-to-six months, Paul Gaustad will now turn to the goal being ready for the 2013-14 season. He finishes the 2012-13 campaign with five points and 20 PIMs in 23 games.

4/10/2013

Paul Gaustad, C, NSH

Paul Gaustad

Preds' Gaustad Still Without Timetable

News: Paul Gaustad (upper body) may not play again this season, The Tennessean reports.
Analysis: Paul Gaustad has missed the last three games, and with the Preds pretty far out of the playoff picture, it doesn't make a whole lot of sense to risk a comeback.

4/7/2013

Paul Gaustad, C, NSH

Paul Gaustad

Predators' Gaustad (Upper Body) Won't Return Saturday

News: Updating a previous report, Paul Gaustad (upper body) is not playing Saturday against the Blackhawks, the Tennessean's Joshua Cooper reports.
Analysis: Paul Gaustad was removed from injured reserve and was expected to play, but apparently he will miss at least one more game. He has not been ruled out for Sunday's game, which is also against the Blackhawks.

4/6/2013

Paul Gaustad, C, NSH

Paul Gaustad

Preds' Gaustad To Miss A Few Games

News: Paul Gaustad (upper body) will miss at least the next few games, NHL.com reports.
Analysis: Head coach Barry Trotz made the announcement following Saturday's 1-0 loss to the Blackhawks. For now, Paul Gaustad remains on the active roster, although an IR stint seems like a reasonably likely outcome.

4/6/2013

Paul Gaustad, C, NSH

Paul Gaustad

Preds' Gaustad (Upper Body) Injury Related To Earlier Issue

News: Predators coach Barry Trotz said Saturday that Paul Gaustad's current upper-body injury is related to the injury he suffered in March, Joshua Cooper of the Tennessean reports.
Analysis: Paul Gaustad returned last week from the upper-body injury that cost him eight games in March, but it seems he recently suffered an aggravation or re-injury. The 31-year-old will not play Saturday against Chicago, and it's uncertain when he'll be ready. Consider Gaustad day-to-day for now.

3/30/2013

Paul Gaustad, C, NSH

Paul Gaustad

Preds' Gaustad (Upper Body) Taken Off IR, Will Play Saturday

News: Paul Gaustad (upper body) has been taken off IR and is expected back in the lineup Saturday against Colorado, the Tennessean reports.
Analysis: With just four points in 19 games, Paul Gaustad is more of a defensive player and faceoff specialist for the Preds - he ranks second in the NHL in face-off success (60.7 percent) and is one of the team's top penalty-killers with an average of 2:42 shorthanded minutes per game.

3/19/2013

Paul Gaustad, C, NSH

Paul Gaustad

Preds' Gaustad On IR

News: Paul Gaustad (upper body) has been placed on IR, the Tennessean reports.
Analysis: With Paul Gaustad, who last suited up on March 12, landing on IR, the Preds have recalled forward Taylor Beck. Gaustad has recorded four points in 19 games this season and since being acquired from Buffalo last February, he has notched just one goal in 33 games overall.