Paquette (lower body) skated prior to the main practice group Wednesday, source reports.

Paquette is dealing with a "minor" lower-body injury, so although he isn't currently practicing with the main group, at this point there's no reason to believe he won't be available for next Wednesday's regular-season opener versus Toronto. The 28-year-old forward picked up four goals and eight points through 47 games split between Carolina and Montreal last season.

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