This article is part of our NHL Barometer series.This week's article includes the a center stepping up with Stamkos out in TB, getting Nash-ty on Broadway, a lot of injured players in Minnesota getting closer to returning and a bust of a signing in St. Louis.
First Liners (Risers)
Bryan Little, C, WPG - Last week, Marc Scheifele got the bold treatment, this week; it's Little's turn. Little collected a pair of assists in Winnipeg's 3-2 win over Anaheim on Tuesday. He's now got a five-game point streak going, and Little has racked up two goals and six assists in that time. This has been an outstanding breakout year for the centerman, whose 42 points, 40 PIM and plus-6 rating have made him a fine asset in nearly all fantasy formats and put him easily on pace to exceed his career-high of 51 points in 2008-09.
Tyler Johnson, C, TB - Johnson is tied for second in the rookie scoring race with the Rangers' Chris Kreider. He has 30 points in 50 games. He's a great ...
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