NHL Waiver Wire: Pickups of the Week

NHL Waiver Wire: Pickups of the Week

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Game 115. That's how long it took for the North Division to suffer its first postponement. While that's an impressive achievement considering the time and cumulative number of players involved, any number of health issues greater than zero should be a concern.

A couple teams are currently in protocol while at least one club is unknown as of writing, so make sure to check the latest news on RotoWire and our related hockey content to set your lineups and manage your rosters.

(Rostered rates/stats as of March 25.) 

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Andrew Copp, WPG (Yahoo: 34%, ESPN: 44%, CBS: 34%): Copp has quietly posted 25 points, only three off his career high. With Winnipeg's top-six leading the way, it's easy to forget those lower on the depth chart. Copp and Adam Lowry have worked well together all season, though only the former offers a regular place on the Jets' power play where he's racked up eight PPPs. Add 66 shots, a moderate supply of hits and blocks, and a major shorthanded role. Oh, and did we mention Copp potted four goals Wednesday in Vancouver? That's right: FOUR GOALS.

Ryan Johansen, NSH (Yahoo: 11%, ESPN: 21%, CBS: 18%): Remember when Johansen was traded straight up for Seth Jones? That deal probably favors the Blue Jackets, though the center proved to be a key part of the Preds' Cup run in 2017. Last year saw Johansen slip to 36 points in 68 games and this season has shown further regression with

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