It appears as though Paul Gaustad won't be testing the market Sunday.
Center - NSH
GOALS: 7 | ASST: 14 | PTS: 21
SOG: 75 | +/-: -1
Joshua Cooper of The Tennessean reported via Twitter on Saturday night that the hulking center has agreed to a four-year, $13 million deal to stay with the Nashville Predators. The 6-foot-5, 212-pound pivot was acquired from the Buffalo Sabres at the trade deadline.
Gaustad, 30, had no goals and four assists in 14 regular-season games for the Predators and went 1-1-2 in 10 playoff contests.
Nashville general manager David Poile still has plenty of work to do. Ryan Suter is set to become the top defenseman on the market Sunday, while captain Shea Weber will be a restricted free agent.
The Predators made the signing official via their Twitter account on Saturday night.
I spent a long summer thinking about that playoff series and what could have been. [The Blackhawks] ended up being the Stanley Cup champions, so we know we lost to a very good team. It's tough to know how close we were, and it motivates us for this year.
— Nashville captain Shea Weber in an interview with the Predators website