NHL Waiver Wire: Pickups of the Week
NHL Waiver Wire: Pickups of the Week

This article is part of our NHL Waiver Wire series.

After the crazy breaks in play the last couple weeks, the NHL schedule is starting to look normal again.  Go ahead and roll out the usual lineups without worrying about sitting stars and hoping the fill-ins can adequately produce.  (Unless all your big names happen to be injured.  In that case, better luck next season!)

We're getting down to the important part of the fantasy season.  It's time to solidify your success — or make that push for a higher position.  What better way to achieve either objective than to grab a couple recruits.  Here's the latest batch, fresh off the wire.

(Ownership rates/stats as of Jan. 30.)

Forwards

Oliver Bjorkstrand, CLS (Yahoo: 34%, ESPN: 47%, CBS: 53%): In late November, Bjorkstrand was owned in six percent of Yahoo leagues.  Then he went on a run of 10 points and 56 (!) shots in 13 games before injury took him out for the next 13.  Hope you stashed Bjorkstrand during his absence, as he returned last week and fired home a pair of goals in back-to-back appearances.  And if he's still available, add him before Columbus's next game Saturday.

Paul Stastny, VGK (Yahoo: 21%, ESPN: 53%, CBS: 56%): Due to William Karlsson's latest setback, Stastny's once again centering Mark Stone and Max Pacioretty on even-strength.  Karlsson could be back when Vegas plays Friday and that could kick Stastny back to the No. 3 pivot spot, but he should stick with the top power play — where he's

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