NHL Waiver Wire: Pickups of the Week

NHL Waiver Wire: Pickups of the Week

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The divisional races are heating up. Four teams battling for the last playoff spot in the Central. St. Louis struggling out West and attracting California competition. Trying to figure out the Eastern elite changes every day. And everyone except for Ottawa remains in contention up North.

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Joonas Donskoi, COL (Yahoo: 44%, ESPN: 34%, CBS: 56%): The Avs are known for their first line, but Wednesday's 9-3 drubbing of the Coyotes proved other reliable forwards exist in their lineup. Donskoi has always been a decent, but not great, scorer with the ability to deliver a clutch performance. He's recently raised his offensive reputation with nine goals and six assists from the last 10 games, including a hat trick and helper in the aforementioned Arizona annihilation. Despite a third-unit even-strength spot, Donskoi is also on Colorado's power play where he's managed a respectable six points.

Christian Dvorak, ARI (Yahoo: 30%, ESPN: 52%, CBS: 50%): Dvorak operates as the Coyotes' lead center in all situations while producing 20 points. That may seem a little low based on his status, but he's actually on a similar scoring pace with previous seasons. Dvorak struggled during a nine-game March stretch where he failed to find the scoresheet, but finished the month with two goals and an assist. On top of

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