Gaustad Gone to Nashville.

SPORTSNET’S Nick Kypreos reports the Buffalo Sabres have traded center Paul Gaustad to the Nashville Predators. Details to follow…

**UPDATE** The Predators gave up a first round pick for Gaustad, but they also get a fourth round pick from the Sabres.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Yes, the Predators overpaid for Gaustad, a pending UFA this summer, but they’re obviously going for it this season and aren’t concerned about giving up a first round pick. Gaustad will provide solid grit and penalty killing at center for the upcoming playoffs, and if he performs well, perhaps they might consider re-signing him.