The Lightning traded Paquette, Braydon Coburn, and a 2022 second-round pick to Ottawa in exchange for Anders Nilsson and Marian Gaborik on Sunday.
Paquette will provide some much-needed depth down the middle for Ottawa, as he should slot into a middle-six center role. The 27-year-old has scored at least 10 points in five of the last six seasons, including last year, when he tallied 18 points in 61 games.
Paquette (undisclosed) returned to practice Monday, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.
Paquette returned to the ice after sitting out the previous three camp sessions. The Quebec native figures to slot into a bottom-six role for the club but offers enough offensive upside that he could be a sneaky DFS play during the round-robin matchups.
Paquette (undisclosed) wasn't on the ice for Friday's practice, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.
It isn't clear what prevented Paquette from taking the ice Friday, and due to the NHL's new injury update policy, the Lightning won't be releasing any details regarding his health.
Paquette (undisclosed) is in the projected lineup for Tuesday's game against Toronto, NHL.com's Corey Long reports.
Paquette missed Saturday's loss to Arizona due to an undisclosed issue, but he was never expected to be sidelined for long. He'll slot into his usual role skating on Tampa Bay's fourth line against the Maple Leafs.
Paquette (undisclosed) is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against Arizona, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.
Paquette missed practice Friday and won't dress to face the Coyotes on Saturday. With only 15 points in 53 games, his absence will largely go unnoticed in fantasy leagues.
Paquette (undisclosed) is considered questionable for Saturday's clash with the Coyotes, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
Paquette missed Friday's practice, which was the first sign that he might not be available against Arizona. If he's unable to go Saturday, Anthony Greco will likely take his spot in the lineup.
Paquette scored a goal Thursday in a 3-1 win over Edmonton.
It went into an empty net, but a snipe is a snipe. It snapped a 25-game goal drought. Paquette has 14 points (five goals, nine assists) in 50 games this season. He's not scoring at the same rate he has in his past, but Paquette is just five points from knotting his career mark (19).
Paquette (undisclosed) will be available for Monday's game in Dallas, Caley Chelios of the Lightning's official site reports.
Paquette exited the Lightning's game on Jan. 17 after blocking a shot but the All-Star break gave him enough time to heal up. The 26-year-old forward has 13 points in 40 games this season.
Paquette (undisclosed) blocked a shot and exited Friday's game versus the Jets in the second period. He will not return.
Paquette also briefly left the ice late in the first period, but he was able to come out for the second. The 26-year-old will have 10 days to heal up before the Lightning come out of their bye week versus the Stars on Jan. 27. Paquette can be considered day-to-day for now.
Paquette set up two goals Thursday in a 4-0 win over the Coyotes.
He had just three points in his past 21 games and it's just Paquette's second two-point effort of the season. His 13 points in 35 games are hardly fantasy worthy, but his 112 hits count for something.
Paquette picked up an assist Tuesday night in a 6-4 win over the Sabres.
He also laid two hits and finished plus-1. Paquette's fantasy value is limited -- he has just 11 points (four goals, seven assists) in 30 games. But Paquette may help you in leagues that count face-off wins (173) and hits (94). He always seems to be able to deliver in those categories.
Paquette scored a shorthanded goal in a 5-2 win over Buffalo on Monday.
Paquette recently ended a nine-game goal drought. He's scored twice in three games. The Lightning forward scored an important insurance marker at 8:17 of the third period to put Tampa Bay ahead 4-2. Injured to start of the year, Paquette has only appeared in 13 games this season and has registered eight points along the way.
Paquette scored an empty-net goal and had two shots in Thursday's 4-2 win over Chicago. He also chipped in with six hits and three blocks.
Paquette finished off the Blackhawks with his second goal of the season and first since Oct. 23. That ended a nine-game goal drought for the 26-year-old, who scored a career-high 13 goals in 2018-19.
Paquette set up two goals in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Sabres in the 2019 NHL Global Series in Stockholm, Sweden.
He also put up 12 PIM. This trip overseas has been good to Paquette, who now has three points in two games there. Prior to that, he had just a single goal in five contests.
Paquette (arm) returned to the lineup and scored a goal on his lone shot while contributing five hits in a 3-2 win over Pittsburgh on Wednesday.
Paquette had been on injured reserve since the start of the regular season after suffering a preseason arm injury. The rugged fourth-liner deflected a Ryan McDonagh shot seven minutes into the third period to pull the Lightning even at 2-2. Never much of a goal-scorer, Paquette should settle back into a physical, bottom-six role now that he's healthy again.
Paquette (arm) was lifted off injured reserve and will play Wednesday against the Penguins, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.
Paquette will make his season debut after hurting his arm in a preseason game. The 26-year-old figures to center the fourth line, and he provide the physicality the Lightning (4-3-1) have missed, as he racked up 269 hits last season.
Paquette (arm) could be ready to make his season debut Wednesday against the Penguins, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.
Paquette has yet to play this year due to an arm injury, but he was a full participant at Tuesday's practice, indicating he may be ready to return against Pittsburgh. The oft-injured forward is a solid bottom-sixer, but he's only totaled 28 points in 136 games over the past two campaigns and won't be a viable fantasy option in 2019-20.
Paquette (arm) won't play on the Lightning's upcoming road trip but could return to action soon after, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
The news essentially rules Paquette out through next Thursday's contest versus the Bruins at a minimum. Coming off just 17 points through 80 contests last season, Paquette's return should go unnoticed in most fantasy circles, but we'll provide another update when he's ready.
Paquette (arm) practiced in a non-contact jersey Friday, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
Paquette is clearly making progress in his recovery, but he's still at least a week away from making his season debut. The oft-injured winger will slot into a bottom-six role once he's cleared to play.
Paquette (arm) is expected to be sidelined for at least two more weeks, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
This news suggests the earliest Paquette will be ready to return is Oct. 19 against Colorado. Once he's given the green light, the oft-injured pivot will slide into a bottom-six role for the Lightning.
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