Daniel Paille LW BOS 11 Days

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.

Daniel Paille LW BOS 11 Days

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.

Daniel Paille LW BOS 29 Days

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.

Daniel Paille LW BOS 3 Months

Heading into the coming season, Paille's role with the Bruins has yet to be defined, the Boston Globe reports.

While it's possible that Paille could remain on the Bruins' fourth line -- centered by Gregory Campbell -- the configuration of the team's third line hasn't been determined yet, with the speedy Paille a candidate to move up to that trio. In such a scenario, Paille -- who had 18 points in 72 games last season -- would be in a position to see increased production, and thus potentially merit attention in deeper formats.

Daniel Paille LW BOS 8 Months

Daniel Paille skated on the third line in Boston's Game 2 victory against Montreal.

He scored his first goal of the postseason to open the scoring in the Bruins' 5-3 win. Paille logged 11:51 of ice time in his second game back from a suspected concussion. Jordan Caron skated on the fourth line in his place.

Daniel Paille LW BOS 8 Months

Daniel Paille is officially listed as a game-time decision for Game 1 against Montreal on Thursday night.

"Yesterday, and going into this morning's skate, I feel like I'm back to where I need to be," Paille said. He's healthy enough to play and he'll probably draw into the lineup after missing the opening round with a suspected concussion.

Daniel Paille LW BOS 8 Months

Daniel Paille (upper body) is expected to be available when Boston's second-round series against Montreal begins on Thursday.

Coach Claude Julien said that Paille should be back for Game 1 after he skated with the team on Tuesday.

Daniel Paille LW BOS 8 Months

Daniel Paille (concussion) received clearance to warm up with the team before Game 5.

He could be available to play at the start of Round 2 versus Montreal. Paille hasn't appeared in a game since April 12 when he suffered a suspected concussion against Buffalo.

Daniel Paille LW BOS 8 Months

It is unclear whether Daniel Paille will dress for Game 5 against the Red Wings Saturday afternoon.

Paille was cleared for contact earlier this week and seems to have recovered from a concussion that has sidelined him since April 12th. He certainly looked healthy enough to play in Friday's practice. Don't be surprised if Paille returns to action for Saturday's 3:00 pm matinee. If he does, it will likely be in place of Jordan Caron.

Daniel Paille LW BOS 8 Months

Daniel Paille (upper body) got back on the ice with his teammates for Thursday's morning skate.

"He's inching toward the right side, I would say," coach Claude Julien said. Paille has been cleared for contact, so he is getting close to being available to play for the first time since April 12.