Another dull night in the NHL with only seven games on, there will be plenty of roster space for you to use on some waiver wire players. For tonight with seven games maybe you just run with the roster you have and don’t test the waiver wire, but it is Thursday and the week is over in three days, so if you are down in some categories or points it may be worth the risk to go out and grab a player.
Waiver Wire Forwards:
Brayden Point 59% owned: Right now the point is slotted on the second line centering Ondrej Palat and Yanni Gourde. Point has seen an expanded role and has performed to the Lightning’s expectations in just three games Point has 3G, 4A, 1PPP, 1 GWG, 7 SOG, if you have anyone that you are willing to drop Point is the perfect addition and provides a ton of reward.
Henrik Zetterberg 66% owned: I’m not sure if Zetterberg is a temporary roster add right now or deserves a permanent roster spot, the Red Wings have come out flying in their first three games and the veteran center will be in the mix of their success. Zetterberg provides value with his line one role and power play one time, Zetterberg has 1G, 1A, 1 GWG, and 7 SOG. For tonight run with Zetterberg, it’s worth the risk.
Jason Pominville 13% owned: The Sabres have got off to a slow start and not what they imagined after this offseason, after dropping their first three games, coach Phil Housley has switched somethings up on the front end. Pominville will be not paired with Eichel and Girgensons on the first line as well as running power play one time. Pominville see’s a favorable matchup tonight as well with Martin Jones and the Sharks struggling. Pominville has 2 G, 1A, 1 PPP and 4 SOG.
Paul Stastny 21% owned: A bit of a reach/sleeper waiver wire add, the Blues are off to a 4-0 start and have looked impeccable on the front end. Heading to a fragile Panthers team the Blues forward will look to continue this success. Stastny is paired with both Vladimir’s, Tarasenko and Sobotka, anytime someone is paired with a top 10 fantasy player it is worth the risk. Stastny has 1G, 4A, 1 PP, 7 SOG and 7 HITS.
Waiver Wire Defenseman:
Esa Lindell 4% owned: Lindell is available in all leagues most likely unless you are in a 16-man league, but going out on a limb here it may be worth the risk to add Lindell as a rental guy, Dallas does not see much production from defenseman aside from Klingberg, but Lindell is paired on the first d-pairing and power play two, I mean the time is there and if you are desperate for an add looking to make anything happen he’s worth a shot. Lindell has 1A, 7SOG, and 3 HITS.
Mike Green 49% owned: Green was my fantasy sleeper earlier in the year, I think if Detroit is going to score goals or have an efficient power play it’ll stem from this guy right here. As it has shown in the first three games Detroit has been able to score and Green has 6 apples on the year already. Green plays top-four minutes and the second power-play unit. Green provides more upside than downside and vs Arizona tonight he won’t be a high risk in the +/- category. Green has 6A, 3 PPP, 3 SOG and 5 HITS.
Joel Edmundson 2% owned: For a guy that plays top-four minutes on a successful Blues team and a team that likes to use their defenseman a lot, there really is no risk in buying on Edmundson for a night. He plays alongside Alex Pietrangelo, and see’s a ton of volume. Edmundson has looked pretty sturdy back there and something the Blues need with some holes on their blueline. Edmundson has 1G, 8 SOG, and 5 HITS.