Paille was one of seven players that were recalled from AHL Hartford on Wednesday.
Following the conclusion of Hartford's season, the Rangers made this mass recall to provide additional depth in the postseason. In addition to Paille, the recent recalls consist of Mat Bodie, Chris Brown, Ryan Graves, Nicklas Jensen, Jayson Megna and Chris Summers. Barring a multitude of injuries to the Rangers' lineup, none of these players are likely to participate in postseason hockey.
Paille cleared waivers and was reassigned to AHL Hartford on Sunday.
The Paille experiment lasted all of 12 games for the Rangers. The 2011 Stanley Cup winner will head back to the minors after failing to record a point with the Rangers. In 31 games for the Chicago's AHL affiliate earlier this season, Paille scored one goal and three assists.
The Rangers waived Paille on Saturday.
Paille was unable to carve out a meaningful role with the Rangers after signing with the team Jan. 21, failing to register a single point in the 12 games he's suited up for as a Blueshirt. The 31-year-old winger will likely pass through waivers unclaimed, at which point he will probably be assigned to AHL Hartford.
Paille was minus-1 with two shots on goal in a loss to Ottawa on Sunday.
Not a lot to report here as the former first round draft pick (Buffalo, 2002) logged just over 11 minutes of total ice time, a reduction from the 15 minutes he registered in his Rangers on Friday against Carolina. Still, head coach Alain Vigneault was none-too-pleased with his team's performance and is not shy about shaking up his lines to send a message. All things considered, the veteran forward is not likely to ever repeat his career best campaign 35 points in 77 games in his sophomore season (2007-08) with Buffalo.
Paille signed with the Rangers on Thursday, Sean Harnett of WFAN 660 reports.
Paille was on a professional tryout with the Blackhawks, but was let go before the start of the season. In the AHL, the winger has logged one goal and three assists in 31 contests. The 31-year-old played for the Bruins during the 2014-15 campaign, registering 13 points in 71 games.
Paille was released from his PTO with the Blackhawks on Monday, James Mirtle of The Globe and Mail reports.The Blackhawks are pretty deep at forward, so Paille was always considered a bit of a long shot to crack the 23-man roster. He may, however, draw interest from NHL clubs looking to add some veteran depth to their bottom-six forward group. The 31-year-old winger tallied 13 points (six goals, seven assists) in 71 games with the Bruins last season.
The Bruins don't plan to re-sign Paille, csnne.com reports.Paille, who finished the 2014-15 season with six goals and seven assists to go along with a minus-9 rating in 71 games for the Bruins, is thus on the way out, as well as frequent linemate Gregory Campbell, which ensures that the Bruins will have a new-look fourth line next season. Though Paille isn't much of a scorer, he does bring speed and penalty killing ability to the table, so he should catch on elsewhere in free agency as a depth forward.
Paille was a healthy scratch for the Bruins' final nine games of the 2014-15 season, the Boston Herald reports.Paille, who finished the season with six goals and seven assists in 71 games, is slated to hit free agency this offseason, and while his wheels and penalty-killing ability have helped the B's in the past, there's a solid chance he'll be playing elsewhere next season.
Paille was a healthy scratch Sunday against the Hurricanes.With David Krejci back in the B's lineup, Paille has been the odd man out up front of late, and it might take another injury to a forward to get Paille back into the mix.
Paille notched his sixth goal of the season in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Lightning.Paille was on a solid stretch with four goals in six games at the beginning of the month, but went dry after that as Sunday's goal ended a seven game stretch without a point. The 30-year-old's recent level of play is more indicative of what to expect out of the winger, as he's tallied just 13 points in 71 games, restricting his fantasy value in nearly all formats.
Paille potted two goals -- one shorthanded -- in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Red Wings.The multi-goal effort was Paille's best performance of the season, as he also finished with a plus-2 rating and was credited with the game-winning goal. The 30-year-old is on a solid scoring stretch, notching four goals on just 11 shots in his last six contests. Despite the hot streak, Paille has just 12 points (five goals) all season, so his fantasy value lies in the deepest formats.
Paille scored the Bruins' only goal in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Canucks.Paille rejoined the B's lineup Tuesday after being a healthy scratch for the team's previous two games. With injuries to the likes of fellow forwards David Krejci and Gregory Campbell, look for Paille's lineup spot to be solidified moving forward. That said, with just two goals and nine points in 58 contests overall, he's off the fantasy radar in most formats.
Paille skated with Carl Soderberg and Loui Eriksson during Tuesday's morning skate.With Gregory Campbell out for at least a week, the Bruins have shuffled their lines again, so it looks like Paille (a healthy scratch the last two games) will draw into Tuesday's lineup against the Canucks.
Paille was a healthy scratch for Sunday's game against Chicago, the Boston Globe reports.Though Paille's wheels and penalty killing have been assets to the Bruins in the past, he's recorded just one goal and eight points in 57 games this season, while recording a minus-10 mark in the process. The winger should find his way back into the B's lineup in time, but he's off the fantasy radar for now.
Paille skated on the Bruins' second line with Patrice Bergeron and Reilly Smith during Friday's practice, the Boston Herald reports.It's an assignment Paille figures to hold on to for the Bruins' next two games, with fellow left winger Brad Marchand set to serve a suspension during that span. Paille has just one goal and eight points in 45 games to date, but a move up to Bergeron's line could provide him with a bit of a bump in his short-term fantasy prospects.
Paille (illness) returned to practice on Wednesday.Paille -- who has notched assists in three of his last four games -- is thus on track to man left wing on the Bruins' fourth line Thursday against Chicago.
Paille (illness) missed practice Tuesday.Overall, Paille has just one goal and six points in 28 games to date, which keeps him off the fantasy radar in most cases, but he has picked up the pace a bit of late, with three helpers over his last four outings.
Paille notched his first goal of the season in Friday's shootout win over the Blue Jackets.As a fourth-line forward who isn't a prolific hitter or scorer, Paille's fantasy utility remains extremely limited. He'll probably need to climb to a top-six role before becoming an interesting commodity, something that doesn't seem on track to happen this season.
Heading into the coming season, Paille's role with the Bruins has yet to be defined, the Boston Globe reports.
Paille (upper body) saw 16:27 worth of ice time in his return to action in Thursday's second-round series opener against the Canadiens.