Welcome to another edition of the Fantasy Hockey Waiver Wire Report. The NHL season is in full swing, so we must start looking at the waiver wire. This part of the year is critical to be able to claim players that might have been missed in drafts. Some of these players will help you win a championship, so make sure you aren’t asleep at the helm of your fantasy team. Let’s take a look at some players worth targeting this week.


NHL Fantasy Hockey Waiver Wire Pickups

Jason Dickinson - Chicago Blackhawks - Centre

The Chicago Blackhawks have NINE players on IR and are rostering an AHL lineup on most nights, so why would we target players on the team? Simple; opportunity. There are a ton of players who are going to get expanded roles and play a ton and Jason Dickinson is one of those guys. He’s played over 21 minutes in the last two games and has produced a goal and an assist. Chicago will be trailing in most games, so Dickinson will be counted on to provide some offence. He’s 7% owned in Yahoo! leagues and could be a nice solution for a fantasy team desperate for some offence. 

Jonathan Huberdeau - Calgary Flames - Winger

Don’t look now but Jonathan Huberdeau has five points in as many games and is back to seeing a ton of ice time. We know the veteran forward has skill, but he has been unable to find any consistency since being traded to Calgary. Is five points a massive accomplishment? No, but considering how poorly he’s played this season, his confidence could rise and that could lead to him having a strong second half. If he’s on the waiver wire, there’s nothing wrong with taking a risk and seeing what he can do in the upcoming weeks.

Gustav Nyqvist - Nashville Predators - Winger

We’ve talked about Gustav Nyqvist before, but the message didn’t hit home. He has 32 points in 40 games this season and is currently riding an eight-game point streak. He’s playing on the top power play unit and regularly plays over 18 minutes a night. Despite all that, he’s only 33% owned in Yahoo! leagues. More people own Jonathan Hubderdeau than Nyqvist and that is mind-boggling. The Nashville winger isn’t a well-known name, but the man is putting in the work and most people are sleeping on him. I do not want to write about him again, so make sure you add him to your fantasy team if he’s available. I want to see his ownership at 60-70% in the next few weeks.

Hampus Lindholm - Boston Bruins - Defence

Hampus Lindholm has 12 assists this season, six of which have come in the last four games. He may not be the player he once was, but the veteran defenceman is red hot and plays on a very good hockey team. He’s playing a decent amount of minutes and can provide your fantasy team with a healthy amount of blocked shots. His ownership is over 50%, but there’s a good chance he’s on the waiver wire in shallow leagues. He’s a good short-term option for a team that needs help on the blue line.

Devon Levi - Buffalo Sabres - Goalie

Devon Levi had a rough start to his season, but he may be turning things around. We know it’s tough for a rookie goalie to have success in the NHL, but he has been very solid over the last month, posting a 5-2-1 record with a 2.72 GAA and a .909 SV%. It’s nothing spectacular, but the Sabres haven’t done much to help him. We know the kid is the future and that he can be the difference maker for his team. If he can put together a solid second half, no one will remember what he did in the first few months of the season. If he’s on the waiver wire and you need a goalie, take a risk and scoop him up. 

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