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NHL Waiver Wire: Picks of the Week

Neil Parker

A loyal Cubs, Cowboys and Maple Leafs fan for decades, Neil has contributed to RotoWire since 2014. He previously worked for USA Today Fantasy Sports.

Another NHL season is almost in the books, and it's particularly important to pay attention to the latest news this time of year. Teams are shutting down injured players, youngsters are receiving extended opportunities and there will be plenty of mismatches to capitalize on over the next week.

Here's the schedule for the next scoring period from April 2-8:

Two games: Penguins
Four games: Sabres, Panthers, Wild, Senators, Blues, Jets

All other teams play three games

Remember to keep an eye on who is cut in your leagues because potential upgrades come in all forms. Also, note the players previously covered in this space listed below this week's recommendations.


Kyle Connor, WPG (Yahoo: 38%, ESPN: 57%, CBS: 72%): Aside from a road game against Toronto, the Jets have five cushy matchups to wrap up the season. Connor has caught fire again with seven goals, nine points and 25 shots through his past sev

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