Gaudette inked a one-year, $950,000 deal with Vancouver on Monday. Gaudette is coming off a career year in which he set personal bests in goals (120), assists (21) and shots (75) while averaging 12:23 of ice time. The 22-year-old center should fill a third-line role for the team this offseason and continue to log minutes with the No. 2 power-play unit. While he won't be an early-round selection in re-draft formats, Gaudette should be a solid fantasy option and could push for the 40-point mark.
According to coach Travis Green, Gaudette (undisclosed) is expected to be an option for Game 1 of the Canucks' first-round series, Brendan Batchelor of Sportsnet 650 reports. Gaudette missed the final three games of Vancouver's qualifying-round series against the Wild, but he should be ready to rock once the first round gets underway. However, the Canucks won all three of the games Gaudette was unavailable for, so at this point it may take an injury or a poor performance for him to retake his spot in the lineup.
Gaudette (undisclosed) took the ice for warmups but did not participate in line rushes, indicating he will not play in Game 4 versus the Wild on Friday, Brendan Batchelor of Sportsnet 650 reports. Gaudette will miss a third straight contest with the injury. Brandon Sutter is expected to continue filling in on the third line during Gaudette's absence.
Gaudette (undisclosed) will not take part in Thursday's Game 3 with Minnesota, Brendan Batchelor of Sportsnet 650 reports. Gaudette took the ice for warmups but was held off line rushes, which means he won't be playing against the Wild. It will be the second straight game on the shelf for Gaudette due to his undisclosed issue. With the Massachusetts native unavailable, Brandon Sutter figures to jump into the third-line center role. The fact that Gaudette was at least well enough to take warmups could clear the way for him to return for Game 4 on Friday.
Per Brendan Batchelor of Sportsnet 650, Gaudette (undisclosed) isn't on the ice for pregame warmups, which means he won't play in Tuesday's Game 2 against the Wild. The Canucks have yet to release any details regarding the reason for Gaudette's absence, but it's hard to believe he'd be a healthy scratch after notching 12 goals and 33 points in 59 games during the regular season. The 23-year-old pivot will be reevaluated ahead of Thursday's Game 3.
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