NHL Waiver Wire: Pickups of the Week

NHL Waiver Wire: Pickups of the Week

This article is part of our NHL Waiver Wire series.

Hope you've been keeping up with your studies because it's time for finals! It doesn't matter whether you're battling for first or for second-last. You have to be ready throughout the week — or in some cases, two weeks — to come out on top.

Since we're approaching the end of fantasy play, it should come as no surprise this will be the last Waiver Wire. But we'll be back next season with more weeks (hopefully) and more fun (debatable). I'd like to thank everyone who took the time to read the column and/or provide feedback. I hope you enjoyed the material and that it helped you in some way this year.

If you're looking for that last push, head to RotoWire for the latest news. For analysis, stats, and other helpful tips, check our related hockey material to set your lineups and manage your rosters.

(Rostered rates/stats as of April 29.)

Forwards

Jakub Vrana, DET (Yahoo: 50%, ESPN: 64%, CBS: 74%): I'd like to start by apologizing for this entry, as Vrana could be higher than 50 percent coverage by the time this gets posted and that would go against inclusion criteria. But honestly, how can you not go with him? Besides Filip Zadina, there aren't any healthy Detroit forwards worth considering. Having a Red Wing might not be the most enticing fantasy proposition these days, but you could do much worse from other teams. And did you hear Vrana fired home four goals against Dallas

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