Paquette agreed to terms on a two-year, $3.3 million contract extension with the Lightning on Friday, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
Paquette skated in a bottom-six role for Tampa Bay in 2018-19, tallying 13 goals and 17 points while racking up 269 hits in 80 games. The 25-year-old will continue to be an important piece up front for the Lightning over the next two seasons due to his physicality, but his lack of offensive upside will keep him off the radar in most fantasy formats.
Paquette has received a qualifying offer from the Lightning, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Paquette is set to reprise his role among Tampa Bay's bottom six after scoring 13 goals and 17 points in 80 games last season. While Tampa's teeming with high-end fantasy talent, Paquette is more of a fringe contributor given his focus on physical play.
Paquette scored a goal in Tuesday's 7-3, Game 4 loss to the Blue Jackets.
He had two shots; both were dangerous. Paquette gave it his all this postseason. He was only minus-1 in the four-game sweep. That's incredible considering the number of goals the Blue Jackets scored -- the loss wasn't on the Bolts' bottom six.
Paquette scored two goals, one short-handed, in Monday's 6-2 win over the Maple Leafs.
The 25-year-old now has 12 goals on the season, tying his career high. Paquette's fourth-line role doesn't afford him many chances to make an impact on offense -- he had managed only one point (a goal) in his prior 12 games.
Paquette scored a goal Tuesday in a 5-2 win over Winnipeg.
He also added eight PIM. Paquette puts up enough offense, even if it's sporadic, to make rostering him for sin bin points possible. He has 70 PIM this season.
Paquette scored his ninth goal of the season in a 6-3 win over the Flames on Tuesday.
Paquette also had two PIM and three hits. Paquette has never eclipsed 20 points in a season, and with 13 in 56 games, this doesn't appear to be his year either. He ranks fifth in the NHL with 191 hits, and also has 58 PIM to his name. Still, he averaged 11:41 per game entering Tuesday's contest, and the lack of point production makes him unappealing for most fantasy formats.
Paquette is caught in a 12-game point drought.
He's long been a valuable on-ice asset because of his tenacity, but his fantasy value is limited. Paquette has 10 points (eight goals, two assists), as well as 50 PIM in 46 games.
Paquette scored a goal while firing two shots during Tuesday's 6-5 shootout win over Detroit.
Paquette's goal was vital in the comeback, as his shorthanded tally tied the score and forced overtime. The goal was his seventh of the season and the third in his last four games, putting him on a pace to easily surpass his career-high 12 set in 2014-15.
Paquette (lower body) will return to the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Panthers, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
Paquette's return to action will bolster Tampa Bay's bottom six, but it will undoubtedly go unnoticed by fantasy owners, as he's only totaled eight goals and 13 points in 76 appearances over the past two campaigns.
Paquette (lower body) will not play Monday versus Nashville, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
According to head coach Jon Cooper, Paquette was hurt blocking a shot in the team's last game and, as a result, won't be available for Monday's game in Nashville. That said, the Bolts' bench boss didn't seem to think the injury was anything too serious. Look for Paquette to return to the lineup Wednesday, with Monday's absence being precautionary. In 20 games, the 25-year-old has three goals and four points total.
Paquette has just one goal in 10 games this season.
He is minus-3 with eight PIM on the season. Paquette is averaging 11:19 of ice time right now, but has little to show for it. Leave him on the wire.
Paquette (hand) practiced Wednesday and should be ready to go for Thursday's game, Nick Kelley of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
A player skated over his glove in the faceoff circle in the Florida game and Paquette only partially participated in Monday's practice. He should be good to go if you use him.
Paquette was absent from Monday's practice session due to an undisclosed injury, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
The Lightning aren't in action again until Thursday, so it's possible that Paquette could still be in the lineup if his undisclosed issue is minor. In the meantime, the potential return of Tyler Johnson (upper body) will force the team to shuffle up its line combinations -- which could bump Paquette from a spot all together, even if he is healthy enough to face the Canucks on Thursday.
Paquette signed a one-year, $1 million contract with Tampa Bay on Thursday.
Paquette is primarily utilized as a defensive forward by Tampa Bay and lacks the offensive upside necessary to be considered a viable option in fantasy leagues.
Paquette, who has been one of the Lightning's top defensive forwards over the last four years, received a qualifying offer from the team Monday.
His offense is modest -- he has just 27 goals and 50 points in 236 career games while shutting down the opponent's best. Paquette's value comes on the ice, not in fantasy arenas.
Paquette (undisclosed) didn't practice Saturday, Caley Chelios of Fox Sports reports, but the center is "good to go" for Game 2 against the Capitals on Sunday.
It's not clear what kept Paquette and defenseman Anton Stralman from practicing Saturday, though it's entirely possible that it was routine maintenance. Paquette isn't a viable fantasy option as he's only produced one point (an assist) through 11 games in the 2018 playoffs.
Paquette scored a pair of goals and added an assist in a 7-3 victory over the Rangers on Friday.
This was his first multi-point game of 2017-18, but that's not really how he's evaluated. Owners expect contributions to the PIM, hits and blocks categories from Paquette, and his numbers are down in all three of those categories. Plus, despite three points Friday, he still has yet to reach last season's 10 points.
Paquette has been a healthy scratch for February.
He's been on the outs with the coaching staff of late and the team has brought up Michael Bournival, Matthew Peca and now Adam Erne to light a fire on their lower lines. The Bolts have also rolled seven defenders and rotated Ryan Callahan and Cory Conacher through the fourth-line pivot role. Paquette brings excellent energy when his game is firing on all cylinders, but right now it needs a tune-up.
Paquette returned from suspension Tuesday and played 10:59 against the Golden Knights. He did not register a point.
Paquette fired two shots and blocked one, too. His energy is a welcome sight for his teammates, but he still won't bring you much in the fantasy arena.
Paquette served his one-game suspension by sitting out Saturday night's 5-2 home win over the Sharks.
His absence didn't mean a whole lot to fantasy owners, as Paquette rarely scores and his bread and butter comes in the form of hits and a decent amount of blocked shots each season. Perhaps he could help poolies in leagues that give huge bonuses for defensive contributions, but owners are generally better off seeking players that aren't so one-dimensional.
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