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Nick Paul named Senators 2020-21 nominee for the Bill Masterton trophy

OTTAWA - The Ottawa chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association (PHWA) has announced the selection of Senators forward Nick Paul as the team's nominee for the 2020-21 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy. A native of Mississauga, Ont., Paul will match his NHL career high in games played (56) should he...
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Senators' Nick Paul: Nice night offensively

Paul collected a goal and an assist with two shots and two hits Wednesday in a 5-1 win over Montreal. Paul deflected an Erik Brannstrom shot with eight seconds left in the second period to give the Senators a 3-1 cushion, then he drew a secondary assist on Alex Formenton's goal that closing out the scoring in the final frame. The 26-year-old Paul has enjoyed a decent run offensively as of late, contributing two goals and five assists over his last 10 appearances.

Senators' Nick Paul: Expected to play

Paul (undisclosed) took the ice for warmups and appears set to play Saturday versus the Canucks, Brendan Batchelor of Sportsnet 650 reports. Paul was injured late in the third period of Thursday's game, but it was apparently a minor injury. He's set to resume a bottom-six role for the Senators.

Senators' Nick Paul: Dealing with minor injury

Paul (undisclosed) didn't play late in the third period of Thursday's 3-0 win over the Canucks due to a minor injury, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports. Paul had an assist, two shots on goal and two hits in 9:16 of ice time. The injury is considered minor -- head coach D.J. Smith said Paul would be evaluated further Friday. He's racked up 16 points, 88 shots on net and 62 hits through 47 contests this year. His status for Saturday's rematch with the Canucks is yet to be determined.

Senators' Nick Paul: Earns shorthanded assist

Paul produced a shorthanded assist, four shots on goal and two PIM in Monday's 4-2 win over the Flames. Paul put a shot on net that generated a rebound for Connor Brown to bury at 19:04 of the second period. The 26-year-old Paul has 15 points, 86 shots, 60 hits and a plus-1 rating through 46 appearances this season. Three of those points have come shorthanded.

Senators' Nick Paul: Ends lengthy goal slump

Paul scored a goal on his only shot and added two blocks and two hits in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to Winnipeg. Paul opened the scoring just 1:19 into the game, breaking in alone and going high blocker side on Winnipeg netminder Laurent Brossoit. It was just the fourth goal of the year for Paul and first since Feb. 15, putting an end to his 26-game dry spell.
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Teams reportedly showing interest in Senators' Nick Paul, Connor Brown

While rental players typically generate most of the trade interest at this time of year, it appears a pair of Senators signed beyond this season are garnering some attention. Sportsnet’s Wayne Scanlan notes that teams have been calling about forwards Nick Paul and Connor Brown, but he adds that the expectation is that neither will move. Paul is logging more than 16 minutes a night, a career high, while his $1.35M price tag for this season and next is the type of lower-cost acquisition that many teams will be restricted to targeting.

Senators' Nick Paul: Delivers assist Sunday

Paul recorded an assist in Sunday's 4-3 shootout win over the Flames. Paul's goal drought stretched to 10 games, and he's only picked up three helpers in that span. The 25-year-old winger has 11 points, 55 shots on goal, 30 hits and a plus-4 rating in 27 appearances this season. He's seen second-line usage most of the time, but his playing style is more in line with a checking-line assignment.

Senators' Nick Paul: Two-point effort Monday

Paul scored a short-handed goal and assisted on Evgenii Dadonov's overtime game-winner in Monday's 6-5 victory over the Maple Leafs. The 25-year-old's first career shortie came with just nine seconds left in the second period, beginning an incredible comeback for the Sens as they climbed out of a 5-1 hole. Paul has only three goals and eight points in 17 games on the season, but he has found the scoresheet in consecutive contests and continues to hold down a top-six assignment, giving him some deep-league fantasy appeal.

Senators' Nick Paul: All clear Thursday

Paul (undisclosed) will be in the lineup for Thursday's game against Winnipeg, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports. Paul was forced to miss morning skate Thursday with an undisclosed issue, but as evidenced by this news, he's ready to play. The 25-year-old has been decent this season, recording five points across 14 games. He'll assume his usual role on the second line for Thursday's contest.

Senators' Nick Paul: Game-time call Thursday

Paul (undisclosed) missed morning skate Thursday and will be a game-time decision for that night's matchup against the Jets, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports. Paul is dealing with a minor injury, and he'll test how he feels in pregame warmups. The 25-year-old has five points and 18 hits through 14 games this season. If he misses Thursday's game, he should be back in action Saturday against Winnipeg.

Senators' Nick Paul: Delivers assist

Paul notched an assist and fired three shots on goal in Sunday's 8-5 loss to the Oilers. Paul collected the secondary helper on linemate Colin White's first-period tally. Through nine games, Paul has two goals, three helpers, 17 shots and 13 hits with a plus-3 rating. The Senators are getting outplayed in most games, so a positive rating reflects well on Paul's on-ice value. A moderately physical winger, he'll have some appeal in deeper fantasy formats as a depth option.
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Senators’ Nick Paul Has Been the Biggest Surprise This Season

The Ottawa Senators came into the 2020-21 season hoping for the best. They finished second-last in the NHL standings in 2019-20 and, statistically speaking, it was one of their worst season finishes since the 1995-96 season. The COVID-19 pandemic shortened last season by 11 games, but the Senators were still on pace to finish with around 70 points – putting them exactly where they have been since 2017-18. It’s now time for that to change.

Senators' Nick Paul: Two-point effort in loss

Paul scored a goal and dished an assist in Saturday's 6-3 loss to the Jets. Paul was one of the Senators' most effective skaters Saturday. He set up Evgenii Dadonov's tally to get Ottawa on the board, then added a go-ahead goal at 14:23 of the second period. That would be it for the offense, but there's reason to believe Paul could be a factor this year. He has four points, seven shots on goal, eight hits and a plus-3 rating through five contests. There's room to move up the lineup for Paul -- if he keeps performing, a top-six job may be his, although he's probably most effective in a third-line role.