NHL Waiver Wire: Pickups of the Week

NHL Waiver Wire: Pickups of the Week

This article is part of our NHL Waiver Wire series.

A few teams have recently returned to action, which is great because that means things are improving. And it also increases the available fantasy player pool. Hope you were monitoring your league's waiver wire to pounce on some decent idle names if they were dropped or if others hesitated.

Snow! In Texas! It's a shame the Stars' games were postponed, but the important thing is that everyone gets their power back. (Also, am I the only one who was slightly relieved when they heard about a delay and realized it was NOT due to virus prevention?)

Be sure to check the latest player news on RotoWire and our other hockey material to set your lineups and manage your rosters.

Get to the wire to see if any of the following players are available. No protocol-related delays as of this writing, though things may change by the time you read this.

(Rostered rates/stats as of Feb. 18.)

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William Karlsson, VGK (Yahoo: 42%, ESPN: 82%, CBS: 75%): We all remember when Karlsson came out of nowhere with a 78-point season in 2017-18. He's regressed since, but not at an alarming rate. The Swede centers Jonathan Marchessault and Reilly Smith — two guys he's very familiar with — and can often be found on Vegas's potent top power play. Karlsson has posted 10 points in 14 games, a decent total for any forward. Maybe the lower Yahoo coverage is due to him not being on the "first" line, but that shouldn't

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