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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Check the following waiver candidates and see who can help you.

(Rostered rates/stats as of Jan. 6.)

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Tanner Jeannot, NSH (Yahoo: 43%): You see an unheralded rookie produce — albeit one who slipped in seven points from 15 NHL games last season — and think there's no way it could consistently continue. But for Jeannot, the stats have kept on flowing. On top of receiving more minutes starting in mid-November, he's gone off for nine points, 16 PIM and 37 hits over the last nine. And even when Jeannot doesn't find the scoresheet, he's busy in other areas — as seen on Tuesday when he contributed a fighting major, seven hits and five blocks.

Patric Hornqvist, FLA (Yahoo: 35%): As someone who's gone scoreless in 18 of 33 games while skating on Florida's fourth even-strength unit, it's assumed Hornqvist's high-enough coverage is based on his success in Pittsburgh. Or perhaps it's a regular spot on the top power play where he's averaged 3:41 the last month while racking up 35 shots and 26 hits. Hornqvist finally capitalized with a PPG Tuesday in

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