NHL Waiver Wire: Picks of the Week
NHL Waiver Wire: Picks of the Week

This article is part of our NHL Waiver Wire series.

Because of the three-day holiday break, the fantasy landscape hasn't shifted significantly since the previous waiver-wire column, and most of last week's recommendations remain solid additions. Still, there are plenty of target-worthy players available on waiver wires to help your virtual club.

Here's the schedule for the next scoring period from Jan. 1-7:

Two games: Coyotes, Flames, Capitals

Four games: Bruins, Sabres, Oilers, Panthers, Islanders, Rangers, Flyers, Penguins, Sharks, Blues, Lightning, Golden Knights

All other teams play three games next week

Ensure to keep tabs on who gets cut in your leagues, and also remember to check the handful of players previously covered that are listed below.

Forwards

Pierre-Luc Dubois, CLM: With Brandon Dubinsky (eye) and Alexander Wennberg (back) both out indefinitely, Dubois' fantasy stock skyrockets. The 19-year-old rookie has recorded five goals, 13 points and 40 shots through his past 15 contests, so the added responsibility should enable Dubois to maintain his current offensive pace moving forward.

Nico Hischier, NJD: While the rookie has struggled to showcase reliable game-to-game consistency, his seven goals, 23 points and 81 shots are admirable marks in deeper settings. Hischier is now skating on the No. 1 line with Taylor Hall, and considering the two forwards are the most talented players on the roster, it should be a fantasy boon for both.

Jesse Puljujarvi, EDM: With Wednesday's goal, Puljujarvi now has five tallies, two helpers and 32 shots through 11 December games. He's averaged just 13:42 of ice time during

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