This article is part of our NHL Waiver Wire series.
Fantasy hockey has been thrown for a loop because of cancellations and late switches. Daily formats haven't been affected as much since substitutions or additions can be made as news comes in. But for weekly leagues where lineups are frozen on first puck drop or first player game, things have gotten a little hectic.
You're not just up battling an opponent, but you're also up against the unknown. And predicting when a team or set of players will return has become a pointless exercise due to all the unknown factors. Honestly, you'd be better off guessing lottery numbers (may I suggest 2, 7 and 10?) or the winner of the 2045-46 NHL scoring title (hint: his last name rhymes with McWavid).
Here are more candidates for immediate recruitment. Like last week, we're trying to limit players from teams affected by protocol-related delays, although things may change by the time you read this.
Rostered rates/stats as of Feb. 11.
Dustin Brown, LA (Yahoo: 38%, ESPN: 31%, CBS: 31%): At 36, it would only be natural to damper expectations on Brown. After all, his points decreased from 61 to 51 to 35 heading into this season. But the veteran is leading the Kings in goals (six), power-play