02/10/2020

Every Monday during the season, NHL.com will provide the top 10 players to add off the fantasy hockey waiver wire.

Every Monday during the season, NHL.com will provide the top 10 players to add off the fantasy hockey waiver wire. For more coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast.MORE FANTASY COVERAGE: DFS picks | Proj. lineups | Top 25 lines
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NOTE
: Based on fantasy transaction data and other factors including production, lineup and/or injury trends, these players are worth considering in season-long leagues.
FORWARD
Paul Stastny, C, VGK: He has been the beneficiary of Peter DeBoer replacing Gerard Gallant as coach of the Vegas Golden Knights on Jan. 16, getting a goal and an assist in consecutive games while playing on a line with elite forwards Mark Stone and Max Pacioretty. Stastny has nine points (four goals, five assists) in his past eight games and would be a must-add in fantasy if he maintains his lineup placement and position on the first power play.
Conor Garland, RW, ARI: He had two assists, including one on the power play, for the Arizona Coyotes in a 7-3 loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday. Garland has six points (two goals, four assists), two power-play points and nine shots in his past four games skating at even strength and on the first power play with top forward Taylor Hall and center Christian Dvorak. Garland has 28 points (16 goals, 12 assists) in 50 games in his first full NHL season and should top 50 points playing in the Coyotes top six.
Phillip Danault, C, MTL: He had one assist and six shots for the Montreal Canadiens in a 5-4 shootout win against the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday. Danault, who has five points (one goal, four assists) and 11 shots in his past three games, is centering the Canadiens top line with forwards Ilya Kovalchuk, who has eight points in eight games with Montreal, and Tomas Tatar. Danault is on pace for an NHL career-high 59 points and is worth adding for the remainder of the season.
Drake Caggiula, C, CHI: He has a goal and an assist in consecutive games skating on the Chicago Blackhawks first line with center Jonathan Toews and standout rookie Dominik Kubalik. Caggiula should be considered in deeper leagues if he can maintain this production and lock down a spot in the top six.
Anthony Cirelli, C, TBL: He scored a hat trick on four shots for the Tampa Bay Lightning in their 7-1 win against the Winnipeg Jets on Friday. Cirelli has six points (three goals, three assists) in his past three games and is skating on a line with forwards Ondrej Palat and Tyler Johnson. Tampa Bay plays its first four games after the NHL All-Star break on the road, where Cirelli has 16 points (seven goals, nine assists) in 23 games this season.
Jordan Eberle, RW, NYI: He scored a power-play goal for the New York Islanders in their 6-4 loss to the Washington Capitals on Saturday. Eberle has scored in four of his past six games and has six points (four goals, two assists), two power-play points and 19 shots in that span skating on the Islanders first line with Mathew Barzal and Anders Lee. He has streaming value in deeper leagues as a spot pick up.
Connor Brown, RW, OTT: He has a goal and an assist in three straight games and is tied for second on the Ottawa Senators with 31 points (10 goals, 21 assists) in 48 games. Brown leads Senators forwards with 20:03 of ice time per game, and despite being moved throughout the lineup all season, he has remained consistent and is worth streaming in most leagues.
Other forwards to consider:
Alexander Steen, STL; Ilya Kovalchuk, MTL; Andre Burakovsky, COL; Josh Archibald, EDM; Sam Reinhart, BUF; James van Riemsdyk, PHI; Anthony Beauvillier, NYI; Frank Vatrano, FLA; Zach Hyman, TOR; Christian Dvorak, ARI; Alexander Wennberg, CBJ; Tanner Pearson, VAN; Ondrej Palat, TBL; Zach Parise, MIN; Ryan Getzlaf, ANA
DEFENSEMAN
Vladislav Gavrikov, CBJ: He has been arguably the most productive defenseman for the Columbus Blue Jackets the past two weeks. Gavrikov is skating on the second pair at even strength and has four assists, seven blocks, eight shots, 10 hits and is plus-7 in his past seven games. He has been averaging 19:57 of ice time and is worth streaming in deeper leagues and as a value pick in DFS.
Sami Niku, WPG: He is getting an opportunity for an expanded role with the Winnipeg Jets, skating on the top pair at even strength with Josh Morrissey. Niku has one assist, five shots and four blocks while averaging 18:34 of ice time in his past three games. He will be an intriguing target in deeper leagues if he is able to maintain his even strength exposure to the Jets elite top-six forwards.
Other defensemen to consider:
Jared Spurgeon, MIN; Samuel Girard, COL; Travis Sanheim, PHI; Slater Koekkoek, CHI; Devon Toews, NYI; Niklas Hjalmarsson, ARI; Ian Cole, COL; Will Butcher, NJD 
GOALIE
Mike Smith, EDM: He is currently the starter for the Edmonton Oilers, starting five of their past six games while going 5-0-0 with a 2.41 goals-against average and .930 save percentage. That stretch included road wins against the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs and Canadiens, making Smith a must-own fantasy goalie coming out of the NHL All-Star break as a standalone option in all formats.
Other goalies to consider:
Igor Shesterkin, NYR; Elvis Merzlikins, CBJ; Aaron Dell, SJS; Cam Talbot, CGY; Linus Ullmark, BUF; Corey Crawford, CHI; Anton Khudobin, DAL; Ilya Samsonov, WSH; Alexandar Georgiev, NYR
GAMES THIS WEEK:
MOST: ANA, DET, MTL, NSH, OTT, STL, TBL VAN, WSH WPG (4 each)
FEWEST: CHI, COL, NYI (2 each)

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