This article is part of our NHL Waiver Wire series.
I obviously jinxed myself last week after mentioning my fantasy roster was generally free of absences as I now have seven players out, including four on IR.
As a result, I've had to empty my bench and hope. Our weekly free-agent acquisition period is Monday morning and players lock after their first game, so I can't do much if someone goes down after. But I'm prepared as I can possibly be considering the circumstances, so there's no need to get overly upset if things don't turn out.
In-house fill-ins could be fine for a short-term patch, but the waiver wire's a great place to find a few fine fixes.
(Rostered rates/stats as of Nov. 11.)
Jordan Eberle, SEA (Yahoo: 34%): Kraken forwards generally seem to be more widely available and that's probably due to the new-franchise factor and poolies waiting to see where everyone settles. Brandon Tanev (58 percent) registers as Seattle's most covered, though his offense should eventually level off. Eberle was assumed to be a key contributor after being taken in the Expansion Draft, but failed to score a goal in his first six games. He's fortunately found the net seven times since, with five in the last three, including a hat-trick against Buffalo.