NHL Waiver Wire: Pickups of the Week

NHL Waiver Wire: Pickups of the Week

This article is part of our NHL Waiver Wire series.

Just because your team's in a slump, that's no reason to give up on the season. Of course, if you're rebuilding in a dynasty league and/or if the injuries are overflowing, then looking ahead may be your best course of action. But for those with a couple underperforming players or close head-to-head defeats, there are various ways to turn it around.

The trade market is the most obvious outlet for immediate improvement. Find a player, make an offer and try not to give away too much. Sounds simple enough. You know what's even easier? This thing called the waiver wire. If you haven't heard, it's a magical place where NHLers can be added with the click of a button. And it's free! (Follow this column every week for further details.)

While you're searching for new recruits, don't forget to check out RotoWire for the latest hockey news and in-depth material.

The following examples may not single-handedly lift your lineup, but they're at least positioned to provide short-term assistance:

(Rostered rates/stats as of Dec. 2.)

Forward

Viktor Arvidsson, LA (Yahoo: 33%): Arvidsson's numbers drastically dropped the last two years in Nashville and he was shipped to L.A. this summer for a pair of picks. Before having to sit seven games, the former 34-goal scorer posted two tallies and three assists in eight. It may have taken Arvidsson a week to rediscover the scoresheet after coming back, but he's produced four points — including three on the power play. He's

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