Cedric Paquette
Cedric Paquette
26-Year-Old CenterC
Tampa Bay Lightning
DL
Injury Arm
Est. Return 10/23/2019
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Paquette is a valuable defensive center who loves to hit. Last season, he set a career mark in goals (13), but it came on the back of a grossly inflated shooting percentage, so it's safe to assume that there will be regression in that part of his game. However, Paquette's massive hit total -- he was sixth in the NHL with 269 in 2018-19 -- make him a decent, single-category fantasy contributor if your league counts that stat. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $3.3 million contract with the Lightning in July of 2019.
Could be ready soon after road trip
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October 11, 2019
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.
ANALYSIS
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.
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2017–18
10:12
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0:32
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Paquette is a fourth-line grinder who's decent in the faceoff circle and willing to drop his gloves to protect his mates. General manager Steve Yzerman saw just enough in him to ink him to a one-year deal for this season. So at just 25 years old, Paquette is on the bubble. He delivered just nine points in 56 games in 2017-18 and didn't even lead the team in PIM, despite his propensity to protect. You just can't get fantasy value from a bubble guy.
Paquette is battling for a fourth-line gig with the Bolts after tallying 10 points and 80 PIM with the team last season. He plays far better on the ice than in the fantasy arena.
Paquette is the Bolts’ 12th or 13th forward. He’s versatile – he can score a little, agitate a lot and pick up a some decent numbers in hits and PIM. But hits aren’t a standard category, so when you strip them away, you’re left with 25- or 30-point fourth liner who might deliver 75 to 80 PIM. Not bad, per se. But that’s of almost no value if your league has positional requirements and lists him at center. You don’t want to use that deep position to roll a one-dimensional guy.
Paquette isn't the greatest or prettiest skater, but when he gets to top speed, he refuses to stop. He does it with a look in his eye that makes his opponents flinch first. Paquette is flat-out relentless on the forecheck and that will-not-stop mentality means he wins more games of chicken than he loses. Maybe it's that little bit of crazy in his eyes - we don't really know. He could be the Bolts' answer to Antoine Roussel if he improves his skating just a little bit (and finds the brake pedal every once in a while). Wait until he ever earns a full-time NHL gig before you even consider him worthy for your team, and even then, only in leagues that count penalty minutes. You'll enjoy watching him more than rolling him on your fantasy squad.
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Back at practice
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October 11, 2019
Paquette (arm) practiced in a non-contact jersey Friday, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
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Will miss at least two more weeks
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October 4, 2019
Paquette (arm) is expected to be sidelined for at least two more weeks, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
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Heads to IR
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October 1, 2019
The Lightning placed Paquette (arm) on injured reserve Tuesday, Erik Erlendsson of LightningInsider.com reports.
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Ruled out Opening Night
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September 30, 2019
Paquette (arm) won't be in the lineup for Opening Night against the Panthers and could miss additional games, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.
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Questionable for season opener
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September 30, 2019
Paquette (arm) is considered questionable for Thursday's season opener versus the Panthers, Joe Smith of the Athletic reports.
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