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24 Nathan Paetsch D
Height/Weight: 6-0/201 | Birthdate: 3/30/1983 | Birthplace: Leroy, Saskatchewan, Canada | Team: Detroit Red Wings | College: None | NHL Experience: 5 | Owned/Started%: 0/0
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10/7/2010

Nathan Paetsch, D, DET

Nathan Paetsch

Paetsch Acquired by Canucks

News: Vancouver acquired Paetsch from the Panthers on Thursday in exchange for Sean Zimmerman, the Canucks' official site reports.
Analysis: Paetsch will provide Vancouver with some extra blue line depth, but it's hard to see him garnering much fantasy value in his new surroundings.

3/3/2010

Nathan Paetsch, D, DET

Nathan Paetsch

Torres to Sabres for Paetsch, pick

News: The Blue Jackets have traded LW Raffi Torres to the Sabres for D Nathan Paetsch and a second-round pick.
Analysis: Torres has 40 to 50-point potential, but will now move to his fourth NHL team in only his eighth season. He shouldn't see a huge boost in value with this move, so continue to worry about him in only deeper leagues. Paetsch has only played in 11 NHL games this season and has been a healthy scratch more often than not. Continue to ignore him in all Fantasy formats.

1/5/2010

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Nathan Paetsch

Paetsch clears waivers

News: Sabres D Nathan Paetsch has cleared waivers. There has yet to be a decision on whether he'll be sent to the AHL or not.
Analysis: Paetsch is often a healthy scratch for the Sabres and has played in just 10 games this season. Continue to ignore him in all Fantasy formats.

1/4/2010

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Nathan Paetsch

Paetsch placed on waivers

News: The Sabres have placed D Nathan Paetsch on waivers.
Analysis: Paetsch is often a healthy scratch for the Sabres and has played in just 10 games this season. Continue to ignore him in all Fantasy formats.

10/24/2009

Nathan Paetsch, D, DET

Nathan Paetsch

Lydman sitting with groin strain

News: Sabres D Toni Lydman (groin strain) didn't play on Saturday against the Lightning. He is considered questionable for Wednesday at New Jersey. Nathan Paetsch replaced Lydman and played for the first time this season.
Analysis: Lydman is a better passer than scorer for the Sabres, limiting his Fantasy appeal to being just a low-end option. He is an injury risk for Fantasy Week 4 (Oct. 26-Nov. 1). Paetsch is not worth owning in Fantasy at this point.

1/28/2009

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Nathan Paetsch

Paetsch doubles season total

News: Sabres D Nathan Paetsch scored and assisted in Tuesday's 10-2 rout of the Oilers, doubling his point total for the season.
Analysis: Paetsch just recently got back into the Sabres' rotation due to a rash of injuries, but he hasn't been an important player in over two years for Buffalo. Paetsch just isn't worth the time of day in Fantasy.

1/24/2009

Nathan Paetsch, D, DET Paetsch plays 10 times since November

Nathan Paetsch

Paetsch plays 10 times since November

News: Sabres D Nathan Paetsch failed to record a point in 10:57 of ice time Wednesday against the Lightning. He doesn't have a point since Oct. 27 and has played just 10 times since then.
Analysis: Paetsch just recently got back into the Sabres' rotation due to a rash of injuries, but he hasn't been an important player in over two years for Buffalo. Paetsch just isn't worth the time of day in Fantasy.

12/17/2008

Nathan Paetsch, D, DET Paetsch minus-5 in last eight games

Nathan Paetsch

Paetsch minus-5 in last eight games

News: Sabres D Nathan Paetsch failed to record a point and finished at minus-3 during Wednesday's game against the Devils. He has no points in his last eight games dating back to Nov. 1 and he is minus-5 in that span.
Analysis: Paetsch has been a healthy scratch for most of 2008-09 and really only gets into the action when an injury occurs. He has fallen a long way since totaling 24 points in 2006-07 and is not a recommended Fantasy option.

10/22/2008

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Nathan Paetsch

Paetsch to take Rivet's spot

News: Sabres D Nathan Paetsch, who has been a healthy scratch in all six of the Sabres' games this year, will replace the injured Craig Rivet on the Buffalo blue line. "It's an opportunity for Nathan to step in and get some quality playing time," coach Lindy Ruff said. "We just want to see him play solid defensively."
Analysis: Paetsch had nine points in 59 games last season with the Sabres and really won't provide much offensive support to a team that has plenty of firepower already. Continue to ignore him in all formats.

8/31/2008

Nathan Paetsch, D, DET

Nathan Paetsch

Three to compete on Sabres' blue line

News: The Sports Xchange reports the Sabres figure to have little competition at forward when training camp opens Sept. 20, but a couple of contests on defense. Jaroslav Spacek, Henrik Tallinder, Toni Lydman, Craig Rivet and Andrej Sekera are locks for the blue line, but Teppo Numminen, Mike Weber and Nathan Paetsch will compete for the other two spots.
Analysis: Numminen played just one game last season after heart surgery, while Weber bypassed Paetsch during his late-season callup. However, Weber is the only one who can be sent to the minors without clearing waivers. Regardless, Numminen is pretty much the only intriguing Fantasy player of the bench because he has shown great offensive potential in the past. Consider Numminen nothing more than a low-end Fantasy flier, while Weber and Paetsch can be ignored in Fantasy until further notice.

3/25/2008

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Nathan Paetsch

Paetsch back after missing four games

News: Buffalo D Nathan Paetsch returned to the lineup Tuesday after missing four games because of a concussion. Paetsch played 17 shifts and 14 minutes in the 6-3 loss to the Ottawa Senators.
Analysis: It was thought Paetsch might miss some significant time with this injury, but it seems he was good to go. In any case, his Fantasy value is minimal and he should not be starting in any Fantasy formats at this time.

3/25/2008

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Nathan Paetsch

Paetsch will return Tuesday night

News: Sabres D Nathan Paetsch, who sustained a concussion on Wednesday, will be back in the linuep Tuesday against the Senators after managing to get through two practices with his team.
Analysis: Initially, it looked like Paetsch might miss a significant amount of time with this injury, but apparently his noggin wasn't too damaged after all. Regardless, his Fantasy value is minimal and he should not be starting in any Fantasy formats at this time.

3/13/2008

Nathan Paetsch, D, DET Paetsch out indefinitely

Nathan Paetsch

Paetsch out indefinitely

News: Sabres D Nathan Paetsch is out indefinitely with a concussion, leaving the Buffalo Sabres' depleted defense down a third player in the midst of their final playoff push. Paetsch will miss "a pretty good period of time," coach Lindy Ruff said Thursday, a day after Paetsch was leveled by a vicious elbow from Pittsburgh's Georges Laraque during Buffalo's 7-3 loss Wednesday night. Paetsch had just passed the puck from deep in his own zone early in the second period when Laraque skated by and hit him with a raised elbow. Paetsch lay face-first on the ice for several minutes before getting to his knees. He was assisted to the Sabres dressing room. Laraque drew a five-minute penalty, was ejected from the game, and could face further punishment from the league.
Analysis: The hard hit was the second for Paetsch in two games, as he was playing despite being checked hard into the boards by the Rangers' Sean Avery in the second period Monday night. Patesch should be released in the few leagues he's owned in at this time.

3/12/2008

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Nathan Paetsch

Paetsch takes elbow hit to head

News: Buffalo Sabres defenseman Nathan Paetsch lay motionless on the ice for several minutes and was helped off the ice after being leveled by an elbow thrown by Pittsburgh's Georges Laraque early in the second period Wednesday night. Seconds after Paetsch passed the puck up the ice from along the goal line in the Sabres zone, Laraque came skating by and hit him with a raised elbow. Laraque was given a five-minute penalty for elbowing and was ejected. Paetsch lay face first on the ice for several minutes before getting to his knees. He was assisted the short distance from the ice to a runway that leads to the locker rooms. The stretcher brought onto the ice was not used.
Analysis: The hard hit was the second for Paetsch in two games and left the already injury-depleted Sabres without another player. Paetsch played despite being checked hard into the boards by the Rangers' Sean Avery in the second period Monday night. Patesch is not that attractive of a Fantasy option at this time.

3/10/2008

Nathan Paetsch, D, DET

Nathan Paetsch

Paetsch puts on skates Monday

News: Sabres D Nathan Paetsch was able to play Monday against the Rangers despite a minor leg injury sustained Saturday. He did not record a point in 17:03 of ice time and finished at minus-1.
Analysis: The second-year defenseman has underachieved in 2007-08 after posting 24 points during his rookie season. He is not that attractive of a Fantasy option at this time.

3/10/2008

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Nathan Paetsch

Paetsch's leg feeling better

News: Sabres D Nathan Paetsch practiced Monday and is expected to play Monday against the New York Rangers, reports the Buffalo News. Paetsch suffered a leg contusion during Saturday's game against Carolina.
Analysis: Paetsch has one point in his last 17 games. If that doesn't scare you off from using him in Fantasy play, then you need some help.

1/29/2008

Nathan Paetsch, D, DET

Nathan Paetsch

Paetsch sits Tuesday's game with flu

News: Sabres D Nathan Paetsch missed Tuesday's game at Tampa Bay with flu-like symptoms. Paetsch is without a point in the last 11 game since an assist on Dec. 22.
Analysis: Paetsch is averaging less than 15 minutes per game and has just one goal and six assist for the season. Consider him nothing more than a low-end Fantasy flier at this time.

12/9/2007

Nathan Paetsch, D, DET Paetsch silent in last 17 games

Nathan Paetsch

Paetsch silent in last 17 games

News: Sabres D Nathan Paetsch had one assist and finished at minus-1 in 13:36 of ice time during Saturday's game against the Sharks. It was his fourth assist and second point in his last 17 games.
Analysis: Paetsch is averaging less than 15 minutes per game and is no longer needed as much since the defense is not as banged up as it was earlier in the season. Consider him nothing more than a low-end Fantasy flier at this time.

10/28/2007

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Nathan Paetsch

Paetsch scores third career goal

News: The Sports Xchange reports Sabres D Nathan Paetsch scored his third goal of his career to tie the score 3-3 with less than seven minutes remaining in regulation Saturday against the Lightning. He also added an assist on Maxim Afinogenov's second-period goal.
Analysis: Paetsch is nothing more than a low-end Fantasy defenseman at this time. He is seeing some more time on the ice with D Jaroslav Spacek (shoulder) and D Dmitri Kalinin (knee) sidelined.

10/19/2007

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Nathan Paetsch

Paetsch temporarily fills bigger role

News: No single player is irreplaceable. The Sabres have proved that consistently over the past two seasons. And really, just a few weeks ago, who would have guessed that Jaroslav Spacek would become so integral to the Sabres' success? But when the Sabres try for their fourth straight victory Friday against the Columbus Blue Jackets in HSBC Arena, their chances will be partly influenced by how well they overcome the absence of Spacek. Thursday. "Obviously, it opens up an opportunity for someone else," coach Lindy Ruff said. "He will be missed, but we'll make adjustments."
Analysis: Nathan Paetsch, Dmitri Kalinin and Andrej Sekera are expected to handle most of Spacek's work. Spacek will miss at least two games, including Saturday's road trip to Montreal, because of a shoulder injury suffered Monday. Paetsch has the biggest skates to fill. Spacek has been deadly on the power play, scoring three times and adding an assist to help the Sabres rank seventh in the NHL. "Hopefully, I get an opportunity," Paetsch said. "I practiced a little bit on it (Friday) with that unit. It's something that I feel comfortable with it." Paetsch had a limited role on the Sabres' power play last season, and the team had success with him on the ice. His nine assists ranked second among defensemen. Paetsch is nothing more than a low-end Fantasy defenseman at this time.

7/31/2007

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Nathan Paetsch

D Paetsch signs three-year deal

News: The Buffalo Sabres agreed and defenseman Nathan Paetsch agreed to a three-year contract Tuesday. The 24-year-old Paetsch was scheduled for an arbitration hearing on Thursday. He played in 63 games for Buffalo as a rookie last season, registering two goals and 24 points.
Analysis: Paetsch was used as a defenseman and forward and played on the Sabres power play. Of his 24 points, Paetsch picked up nine while the Sabres had the man advantage. He is only worth a look in deeper Fantasy leagues, especially if he gets more time along the blueline in 2007-08.

7/23/2007

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Nathan Paetsch

Paetsch headed to arbitration

News: Center Derek Roy and defenseman Nathan Paetsch are the Sabres' last two players who have yet to sign. Both players have elected to go to arbitration. Roy's hearing is scheduled for July 27. Paetsch's is planned for Aug. 2.
Analysis: Paetsch will likely see a regular role heading into 2007-08 following the departures of Chris Drury and Daniel Briere, among others. He is worth a look in the late rounds in deeper Fantasy leagues on Draft Day.

3/20/2007

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Nathan Paetsch

Nathan Paetsch earning his keep

News: Paetsch has managed two goals, four assists and a plus-4 rating over the past eight games, as he continues to produce with several injuries to the Buffalo rearguards.
Analysis: Paetsch is really looking better by the day and looks like he’ll be an integral part of the team’s plans in 2007-08, so grab him in all keeper Fantasy leagues.

3/16/2007

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Nathan Paetsch

Paetsch has pair of assists

News: D Nathan Paetsch picked up a pair of assists and RW Drew Stafford scored two goals in Thursday's game at Florida. Each player managed a plus-2 rating in the win.
Analysis: Paetsch has two goals, six points and a plus-3 rating over the past eight games. He remains a solid Fantasy defenseman in all larger leagues.

3/14/2007

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Nathan Paetsch

Paetsch continues to produce

News: Nathan Paetsch was scoreless in Tuesday's overtime loss at Pittsburgh, but he has been producing pretty well over the past couple of weeks.
Analysis: Paetsch has managed two goals and six points with a plus-3 rating over the past 10 games and remains a useful No. 4 or 5 Fantasy rearguard in most larger formats.