Gaudette signed a one-year, $997,500 contract with Chicago on Monday, Mark Lazerus of The Athletic reports.
Gaudette earned a slight raise from his $950,000 salary during the 2020-21 season. The 24-year-old forward scored seven points in 33 games with Vancouver and added four points in seven games after he was traded to the Blackhawks. Gaudette scored 12 goals and 33 points during the 2019-20 campaign and he'll likely retain a middle-six role next season.
Gaudette registered two assists and two hits in Saturday's 5-4 loss to the Panthers.
Gaudette helped out on a pair of goals just 52 seconds apart in the second period. The 24-year-old is up to four points in three games with the Blackhawks. He's picked up 11 points, 62 shots on net and a minus-12 rating in 36 contests overall when accounting for his time with the Canucks.
Gaudette scored a goal in Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Panthers.
Gaudette opened the scoring at 13:47 of the first period. The tally was his first goal as a Blackhawk, coming in his second outing with the team. The 24-year-old forward has nine points, 62 shots on net and a minus-12 rating through 35 appearances overall after he spent most of the campaign in the Canucks' bottom six.
Gaudette (not injury related) will make his Chicago debut in Monday's game against the Predators, Mark Lazerus of The Athletic reports.
Gaudette has sat for the last three games since he was acquired from the Canucks. The 24-year-old will make his team debut on the top line with Alex DeBrincat and Kirby Dach. He's tallied seven points with a minus-13 rating in 33 games this season.
Gaudette was brought in by Chicago from Vancouver on Monday in exchange for Matthew Highmore, Frank Seravalli of TSN.ca reports.
Prior to Vancouver's extended COVID-19 shutdown, Gaudette had managed a lone point in his previous eight contests while averaging 10:44 of ice time. With just seven points in 33 games this season, the 24-year-old center could benefit from a change of scenery and should slot into a bottom-six role for the Hawks when available.
Gaudette cleared the NHL's COVID-19 protocol Sunday, Jeff Paterson of TSN 1040 Vancouver reports.
The Canucks were supposed to re-open their facilities Sunday, but they pushed that timeline to Monday after adding Jay Beagle to COVID-19 protocol. Gaudette is still on non-roster injured reserve. He should be ready to go when the Canucks return to action Friday versus the Oilers.
Gaudette (COVID-19) was designated as a non-roster player Wednesday, per CapFriendly.
Gaudette's last two COVID-19 tests have come back positive, and the Canucks' game versus the Flames on Wednesday was postponed due to another player and a coach entering the league's virus protocol. It's unclear when Gaudette will be able to return, but he'll need to clear the protocol first.
Gaudette tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday and has entered the NHL's virus protocols.
Players who have tested positive this season have generally been sidelined long term, so Gaudette should be considered out indefinitely at this point. New addition Travis Boyd (COVID-19 protocols) is expected to get the first crack at replacing Gaudette in the lineup Wednesday versus Calgary.
Gaudette scored a goal on two shots in Monday's 2-1 shootout win over the Canadiens.
It was a clutch goal with 41 seconds left in regulation, as Gaudette was able to force overtime. From there, Canucks captain Bo Horvat tallied in the shootout to finish the comeback. Gaudette hadn't scored in his last 15 games, amassing only three helpers in that span. The 24-year-old has been snakebit in 2020-21 with just six points in 25 appearances. He had 33 points in 59 outings last year in a similar third-line role.
Gaudette posted a power-play assist in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Maple Leafs.
Gaudette set up Jake Virtanen for a tally at 11:29 of the second period, and that stood as the game-winner. The 24-year-old Gaudette has three helpers in his last three games. He's at just five points, 46 shots on goal and a minus-9 rating in 23 contests overall, so he's a risky option at best in fantasy.
Gaudette collected a pair of assists with one shot in Monday's 4-0 win over Winnipeg. He also had two PIM.
Gaudette hadn't reached the scoresheet in his previous 11 games, a point drought that began Feb. 2, but he assisted on first-period goals by Nate Schmidt and Nils Hoglander (PP) to get the Canucks off and running. The 24-year-old had a respectable 33 points in 59 games in 2019-19, but his production has dropped off dramatically this season with just two goals and two assists in 20 contests.
Gaudette scored a goal, blocked two shots and added two PIM in Monday's 6-2 loss to the Canadiens.
Gaudette gave the Canucks a lifeline with his first-period tally, cutting the Canadiens' lead to 2-1 at the time. Montreal scored the next four goals, while Gaudette and the Canucks had few answers. The 24-year-old forward has just two goals and a minus-6 rating through nine appearances this year. He produced 33 points in 59 outings last year, fueled by shooting 16 percent -- regression has struck somewhat brutally, making Gaudette a risky option in fantasy.
Gaudette was a healthy scratch for Saturday's game versus the Canadiens, Brendan Batchelor of Sportsnet 650 reports.
Gaudette was replaced in the lineup by Zack MacEwen, a move head coach Travis Green might have made to add some toughness to the lineup after a contentious ending to Thursday's meeting between the teams. Gaudette also went minus-3 in the first two games versus the Canadiens, and he's on a five-game point drought. He'll look to right the ship Monday versus the Senators if he gets back into the lineup.
Gaudette won't play in Saturday's game against the Canadiens, Brendan Batchelor of Sportsnet 650 reports.
Zack MacEwen took Gaudette's spot on the third line during warmups. It's unclear why Gaudette is sitting out, although he may be a healthy scratch after finishing minus-5 over the past three games.
Gaudette notched a goal in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Oilers.
Gaudette put the Canucks ahead 3-2 in the third period 1:43 after Darnell Nurse had scored the tying goal for the Oilers. To start the year, Gaudette is locked in as the Canucks' third-line center, and he'll also likely feature on the second power-play unit. If he can keep up a healthy scoring pace, the 24-year-old will be worth a look in deeper fantasy formats.
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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