NHL Waiver Wire: Pickups of the Week

NHL Waiver Wire: Pickups of the Week

This article is part of our NHL Waiver Wire series.

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Sam Reinhart, BUF (Yahoo: 43%, ESPN: 77%, CBS: 63%): Since Don Granato took over as Buffalo's bench boss, the team has improved on offense. A proactive approach has been implemented and players like Reinhart are taking advantage. It's not like the second overall pick from 2014 was struggling before; it's just there are more scoring chances now. Since March 27, Reinhart has notched 10 points and 29 shots while averaging more than 19 minutes per game, including three on the power play. The Sabres will have some tough nights, but adding a lead contributor from a dynamic attack sounds like a wise fantasy decision.

Sam Bennett, FLA (Yahoo: 40%, ESPN: 14%, CBS: 19%): Based on what Bennett has done in Florida, his talent was definitely wasted in Calgary. He never hit more than 36 points in any previous season and already has five in three games with his new club. Over that same stretch, Bennett has also posted nine shots, 14 hits, 17 PIM, 19 faceoff wins and a plus-7. He

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