Paquette will not be available for Thursday's practice session due to a lower-body injury.

Paquette's injury was described by the team as "minor" so it seems unlikely it will impact his availability for Opening Night, though he could miss a pair of upcoming preseason clashes with Ottawa on Friday and Saturday. The 28-year-old center has never reached the 20-point mark in his eight-year NHL career, and that figures to remain his fantasy ceiling heading into the 2021-22 campaign.

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