This article is part of our NHL Barometer series.This week's article includes a still-hot Mighty-Mite, a lesser-known Pittsburgh winger on a roll, a Devils goalie not named Brodeur backstopping the team of late and two big-name forwards providing less-than-expected production.
First Liners (Risers)
Kyle Brodziak, C, MIN – Brodziak has been on a roll lately, but the injury to Mikko Koivu that will sideline him for three weeks gives Brodziak another bump in value. Brodziak has eight points in his last eight games and is on pace for career highs in goals, points, plus/minus rating and shooting percentage among others. Unfortunately an illness will sideline him Friday and possibly Saturday. Be sure to monitor Brodziak's health going forward, but as long as the ailment is not serious, Brodziak should be in place to produce nicely while Koivu is sidelined.
Jason Spezza, C, OTT – Spezza continued his recent resurgence with a goal and two assists in Ottawa's victory over Florida on
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