Welcome to another edition of the Fantasy Hockey Waiver Wire Report. The only way to win a championship in any fantasy league is to be active on the waiver wire. If you aren’t checking the wire at least once a week, then you’re doing it wrong. Each week, we’ll take a look at some players that are trending up the fantasy hockey rankings that you should be adding to your watch list, or adding right away. Let’s take a look at who we are keeping an eye on for this week as the NHL fantasy hockey season rolls on! Be sure to check out the NHL injury report, our NHL daily projections, and all of our NHL seasonal tools before making roster moves or setting those fantasy hockey lineups. 




NHL Fantasy Hockey Week 2 Waiver Wire Pickups

Adam Larsson - Seattle Kraken - Defence

It takes all kinds of players to win a fantasy hockey league, including players who aren’t going to rack up a ton of points. Adam Larsson isn’t going to blow anyone away with his offense, but the veteran defenceman can do everything else to perfection. He has 12 shots on goal, 15 hits, and 11 blocked shots in just six games. He’s even managed to find the back of the net twice! All of that is very nice, but he’s also playing a healthy amount of minutes per night. Again, this isn’t a player who’s going to stuff the score sheet, but he can stuff every other category that matters, so if you need help in those areas, he should be added immediately. 

Gabriel Vilardi - Los Angeles Kings - Winger

I don’t know what’s happening in Los Angeles, but Gabriel Vilardi is off to a smoking-hot start. Despite skating on the third line, he has four goals and three assists on the season and is skating on the top power-play unit. He’s making the most of his opportunity, and if he can keep up this strong play, we might see him move up the lineup and play with some really talented players. His ice time so far has been consistent, so if he’s on the waiver wire and you need some help offensively, he’s one player to consider. 

Dominik Kubalik - Detroit Red Wings - Winger

With Jakub Vrana and Tyler Bertuzzi out of the lineup for an extended period of time, Domanik Kubalik is getting his chance to prove that he can get back to being a goalscorer in the NHL. He’s skating on the top line with Dylan Larkin and on the top power-play unit. He already has five points on the season and with the added ice time, those numbers could stay steady. He might not be a long-term solution, but he can certainly help in the short term. 

Eric Comrie - Buffalo Sabres - Goalie

I did not think we would be talking about a Buffalo Sabres goalie as a fantasy option in 2022, but here we are. Eric Comrie has a 3.01 GAA in his three starts this season but has a .930 SV%. That means that he’s facing too many shots, which is exactly the case. He’s made over 40-saves in two of those games and still managed to pick up the win. He’s going to come back down to earth at some point, but right now, he deserves to be on a fantasy hockey roster.

Calen Addison - Minnesota Wild - Defence  

Minnesota Wild are having a hard time winning games and keeping the puck out of their own net, but Caden Addison has been pretty good early on in the season. He doesn’t have a goal yet this year, but he does have six assists in five games. He’s a minus-6 in those games, but because you don’t play in a league that takes that stat into consideration, there’s no need to worry about that. He has a real chance of finishing the season with over 40-points. 

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