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Posted: 2/4/2014

Waiver Wire - Week 18

Just a couple games left before we break for Sochi.  Here are a handful of potential free agents to consider before shutting down until March.

 

OFFENSE

 

Gustav Nyquist (DET)

While Detroit has struggled to find their way through key injuries, Nyquist has stepped it up.  He has 8 goals in his last 8 games, along with 4 assists during that stretch.  His ice time has steadily climbed, as he has become the go-to guy for the Wings.

 

Antoine Vermette (PHO)

It's tough to get too excited about Vermette.  In 9 NHL seasons, he has rarely emerged as a viable fantasy option.  However, it's tough to ignore what's going on this season in Phoenix.  Vermette has topped 20 goals already, and has contributed 8 tallies in the last 9 games.

 

Mikael Backlund (CGY)

The Flames have been rolling for the past couple of weeks, thanks in large part to the offensive contributions of Backlund.  He has now registered 2 points in each of the last 4 games for Calgary.

 

Tyler Johnson (TB)

With Stamkos threatening a return soon, we may see a diminished role for the Tampa rookie, but he has emerged as a serious talent over the past month.  Johnson has 17 points in his last 19 contests.

 

 

DEFENSE

 

Tyson Barrie (COL)

It has been tough trying to find value at the defensive position at this point in the season, but Barrie's 5 game point streak is worth notice..

 

Dougie Hamilton (BOS)

Hamilton has struggled with various injuries in his sophomore season, but is looking good right now.  He has goals in two straight games and is being counted on in key situations for the Bruins.

 

 


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Posted: 1/21/2014

Waiver Wire - Week 16

We've got just a couple weeks of fantasy action to go before falling into the Olympic slumber.  Don't miss your opportunity to upgrade your roster and prepare your team for the final push before playoff season creeps up.

 

While the wire is typically highlighting lesser known talent, this week there are a number of fantasy veterans who had falled off in recent years or months.  Some of these veterans have turned up the heat in recent weeks:

 

OFFENSE

 

Ryan Clowe (NJ)

The PIMs have dried up a bit, but he's seemed to regain his old scoring touch.  9 points over his last 7 games for the Devils.

 

David Legwand and Mike Fisher (NAS)

The Predators have come back from the dead offensively in January, and the two centers have been leading the cause. Over the past 4 games, Legwand has piled up 7 points, along with a healthy plus-minus and PIM contribution.    Fisher has been even better, with 14 points in 13 games.

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NHL Player News

Florida Panthers win top pick in 2014 draft - Peter Horachek | FLA
FLA The Florida Panthers were awarded the first overall selection for this June’s NHL Entry Draft, winning the selection lottery on Tuesday night.

Seth Jones named to Team USA for WHC - Seth Jones | NAS
NAS Seth Jones will don the red, white and blue for Team USA in Belarus next month, accepting an invitation to participate in the World Hockey Championships.

Evgeni Malkin (day-to-day) practices Tuesday - Evgeni Malkin | PIT
PIT Evgeni Malkin is still questionable for Game 1, but took a step in the right direction on Tuesday by officially returning to practice for the first time since sustaining a foot injury on March 23.

Ducks might start Frederik Andersen in Game 1 - Frederik Andersen | ANA
ANA Frederik Andersen might be the Anaheim Ducks' opening game starter.

Valtteri Filppula (LBI) is ready to return - Valtteri Filppula | TB
TB Valtteri Filppula (lower body) took part in Tuesday's practice.

TBL should get Ondrej Palat back on Wednesday - Ondrej Palat | TB
TB Ondrej Palat (upper body) is ready to play in the Lightning's postseason opener on Wednesday.

Tampa Bay won't have Ben Bishop Wednesday - Ben Bishop | TB
TB Ben Bishop (elbow) won't be available for Game 1 on Wednesday.

Brandon Prust is questionable for Game 1 - Brandon Prust | MON
MON Brandon Prust (upper body) will be a game-time decision on Wednesday.

Flyers sign prospect Shayne Gostisbehere - Shayne Gostisbehere | PHI
PHI Shayne Gostisbehere has agreed to an entry-level contract with the Philadelphia Flyers.

Anders Lindback likely starter for Lightning - Anders Lindback | TB
TB With Ben Bishop doubtful to return from what Tampa Bay officials are calling an upper body injury, Anders Lindback likely will get the call in net Wednesday night for the first game of the Lightning's opening playoff series against the Montreal Canadiens.

If Sens deal Jason Spezza, Ales Hemsky goes - Ales Hemsky | OTT
OTT Ottawa Senators captain Jason Spezza says "there’s a lot of reflecting" to be done about his future with the team, but Ales Hemsky was pretty clear.

Wild expects Mikael Granlund for playoffs - Mikael Granlund | MIN
MIN Mikael Granlund (head) is likely to be back in the Minnesota lineup when the Wild faces the Colorado Avalanche in the teams' first round of the NHL playoffs this week.

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