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.
Life's about opportunity and how you respond to that opportunity, and obviously he must have some swagger about him, some confidence about him, because he was solid. He made some good saves. He was 6-foot-3 on every shot, which is a good thing for a goalie. He played well. We got a win.
— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock on rookie goaltender Garret Sparks, who made 24 saves in his first NHL start, a 3-0 win vs. Oilers
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