NHL Fantasy Waiver Wire: Week 17 Add/Drop List

NHL Fantasy Hockey Waiver Wire: Letting You Know Which Players You Should Add/Drop Heading Into Week 17, Complete Injury Update, Players of the Week, and More!

Welcome back to our weekly NHL fantasy hockey waiver wire. There are some new players to add to your pool for all three formats, there is also some new injuries listed, as well as players on cold streaks. We’ve also included three new players of the week, so everything you need to know is right here.

Like always, we’re here to help you gain the most out of your hockey pool. Most NHL fantasy pools consist of a weekly total before being reset. So, it’s best to maximize your scoring during that week to either stay in the lead or try to climb the standings. The toughest part is always releasing players, but if you’re in a pool that isn’t very active, you can take those chances.

If you’re in a pool that everyone is involved in daily, at least keep your star players even if they’re going through a cold streak, so they’re not picked up when you release them.

*For a Yahoo pool containing 10 teams or less that only focus’ on the essentials*

Adds: (Depending on how your free agent pool looks)

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Centres:
Patrick Marleau (SJ) – 51% ownership, 241 adds since last week, 19G, 9A, +1
Aleksander Barkov (FLA) – 74% ownership, 232 adds since last week, 9G, 19A, +8
Bryan Little (WPG) – 40% ownership, 154 adds since last week, 14G, 14A, +3
Sean Monahan (CGY) – 75% ownership, 152 adds since last week, 19G, 15A, -14
Paul Stastny (STL) – 32% ownership, 111 adds since last week, 14G, 18A, Even
Mikko Koivu (MIN) – 44% ownership, 107 adds since last week, 15G, 21A, +26

Left Wingers:
Jonathan Huberdeau (FLA) – 59% ownership, 1,105 adds since last week, 1G, 0A, +1
Sebastian Aho (CAR) – 29% ownership, 681 adds since last week, 16G, 15A, -3
Jason Zucker (MIN) – 43% ownership, 337 adds since last week, 16G, 20A, +30
Marian Gaborik (LA) – 9% ownership, 216 adds since last week, 6G, 7A, +4
Andre Burakovsky (WSH) – 34% ownership, 111 adds since last week, 10G, 17A, +11
Anders Lee (NYI) – 17% ownership, 89 adds since last week, 17G, 10A, +7

Right Wingers:
Kyle Palmieri (NJ) – 61% ownership, 167 adds since last week, 14G, 17A, +2
Andrew Shaw (MTL) – 23% ownership, 110 adds since last week, 7G, 12A, +11
Michael Frolik (CGY) – 21% ownership, 99 adds since last week, 12G, 18A, +4
Dustin Brown (LA) – 9% ownership, 90 adds since last week, 7G, 16A, -7
Josh Bailey (NYI) – 9% ownership, 52 adds since last week, 9G, 24A, +3
Mitch Marner (TOR) – 72% ownership, 72 adds since last week, 13G, 29A, -5

Defence:
Jacob Trouba (WPG) – 42% ownership, 223 adds since last week, 4G, 17A, +3
Adam Larsson (EDM) – 17% ownership, 185 adds since last week, 3G, 11A, +11
Jake Muzzin (LA) – 66% ownership, 146 adds since last week, 7G, 10A, -9
T.J. Brodie (CGY) – 29% ownership, 118 adds since last week, 3G, 19A, -19
Andrej Sekera (EDM) – 29% ownership, 102 adds since last week, 7G, 18A, +10
Nick Leddy (NYI) – 51% ownership, 95 adds since last week, 8G, 19A, -6

Goalies:
Ondrej Pavelec (WPG) – 21% ownership, 260 adds since last week, 13W, 19GA, 3.21GAA
Brian Elliott (CGY) – 56% ownership, 218 adds since last week, 11W, 71GA, 2.80GAA
Michal Neuvirth (PHI) – 25% ownership, 129 adds since last week, 8W, 37GA, 3.00GAA
Al Montoya (MON) – 11% ownership, 104 adds since last week, 7W, 37GA, 2.72GAA
Jean-Francois Berube (NYI) – 1% ownership, 94 adds since last week, 1W, 10GA, 2.82GAA
Cam Ward (CAR) – 60% ownership, 81 adds since last week, 20W, 107GA, 2.52GAA

*For a Yahoo pool containing 20 teams or less that only focus’ on the essentials*

Adds: (Depending on how your free agent pool looks)

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Centres:
Calle Jarnkrok (NSH) – 1% ownership, 25 adds since last week, 8G, 8A, -6
Matt Cullen (PIT) – 1% ownership, 21 adds since last week, 8G, 10A, +3
Lars Eller (WSH) – 2% ownership, 16 adds since last week, 8G, 7A, +9
Brian Boyle (TB) – 2% ownership, 13 adds since last week, 12G, 7A, +7
Andrew Copp (WPG) – 1% ownership, 12 adds since last week, 8G, 5A, +7
Radek Faksa (DAL) – 3% ownership, 11 adds since last week, 7G, 16A, +7

Left Wingers:
Marcus Foligno (BUF) – 4% ownership, 16 adds since last week, 8G, 7A, -1
Brett Connolly (WSH) – 1% ownership, 15 adds since last week, 9G, 2A, +13
Cody McLeod (NSH) – 1% ownership, 15 adds since last week, 3G, 1A, +1
Austin Watson (NSH) – 2% ownership, 12 adds since last week, 4G, 7A, +11
Miles Wood (NJ) – 0% ownership, 8 adds since last week, 7G, 6A, -6
Kyle Clifford (LA) – 1% ownership, 8 adds since last week, 5G, 5A, Even

Right Wingers:
Alex Tuch (MIN) – 0% ownership, 43 adds since last week, 0G, 0A, Even
Tom Wilson (WSH) – 3% ownership, 41 adds since last week, 3G, 7A, +9
Brian Gionta (BUF) – 1% ownership, 16 adds since last week, 12G, 13A, -2
Zack Kassian (EDM) – 2% ownership, 11 adds since last week, 4G, 11A, +1
Troy Brouwer (CGY) – 7% ownership, 10 adds since last week, 8G, 10A, -11
Trevor Lewis (LA) – 1% ownership, 9 adds since last week, 7G, 9A, -3

Defence:
Brooks Orpik (WSH) – 8% ownership, 86 adds since last week, 0G, 11A, +27
Deryk Engelland (CGY) – 5% ownership, 36 adds since last week, 2G, 8A, +8
Nikita Nesterov (MTL) – 1% ownership, 32 adds since last week, 4G, 9A, Even
Jason Demers (FLA) – 10% ownership, 27 adds since last week, 9G, 13A, -4
Karl Alzner (WSH) – 3% ownership, 26 adds since last week, 3G, 6A, +18
Cody Franson (BUF) – 2% ownership, 26 adds since last week, 3G, 12A, -1

Goalies:
Jean-Francois Berube (NYI) – 2% ownership, 110 adds since last week, 1W, 10GA, 2.82GAA
Aaron Dell (SJ) – 3% ownership, 25 adds since last week, 6W, 17GA, 1.97GAA
Joonas Korpisalo (CBJ) – 2% ownership, 21 adds since last week, 3W, 15GA, 3.56GAA
Jeff Zatkoff (LA) – 3% ownership, 11 adds since last week, 2W, 26GA, 2.94GAA
Jonathan Bernier (ANA) – 7% ownership, 11 adds since last week, 8W, 42GA, 2.89GAA
Laurent Brossoit (EDM) – 1% ownership, 6 adds since last week, 1W, 4GA, 2.75GAA

*For an ESPN pool containing 10-20 teams, including all statistical categories*
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Centres:
Leo Komarov (TOR) – 8G, 8A, +4, 23PIM, 2PPG, 2PPA, 1SHG, 0SHA, 61SH, 158HITS, 32BLKS, 1GWG
Martin Hanzal (ARI) – 10G, 9A, -15, 41PIM, 3PPG, 4PPA, 0SHG, 0SHA, 101SH, 93HITS, 31BLKS, 1GWG
Mikko Koivu (MIN) – 15G, 21A, +26, 18PIM, 2PPG, 8PPA, 0SHG, 1SHA, 82SH, 18HITS, 45BLKS, 3GWG
Zack Smith (OTT) – 12G, 14A, +8, 37PIM, 1PPG, 0PPA, 2SHG, 0SHA, 93SH, 78HITS, 25BLKS, 0GWG
Adam Lowry (WPG) – 7G, 6A, -5, 27PIM, 1PPG, 2PPA, 0SHG, 1SHA, 78SH, 132HITS, 34BLKS, 0GWG
Jean-Gabriel Pageau (OTT) – 5G, 13A, +11, 14PIM, 0PPG, 0PPA, 0SHG, 0SHA, 93SH, 102HITS, 41BLKS, 1GWG

Left Wingers:
Nick Ritchie (ANA) – 11G, 7A, -3, 33PIM, 1PPG, 1PPA, 0SHG, 0SHA, 101SH, 176HITS, 14BLKS, 3GWG
Marcus Foligno (BUF) – 8G, 7A, -1, 55PIM, 0PPG, 0PPA, 0SHG, 0SHA, 66SH, 174HITS, 42BLKS, 0GWG
Anders Lee (NYI) – 17G, 10A, +7, 24PIM, 5PPG, 2PPA, 0SHG, 0SHA, 114SH, 96HITS, 21BLKS, 4GWG
Viktor Arvidsson (NSH) – 13G, 19A, +14, 14PIM, 2PPG, 3PPA, 2SHG, 2SHA, 151SH, 14HITS, 33BLKS, 1GWG
Tanner Pearson (LA) – 15G, 11A, +12, 7PIM, 1PPG, 3PPA, 0SHG, 1SHA, 108SH, 76HITS, 17BLKS, 3GWG
Jason Zucker (MIN) – 16G, 20A, +30, 24PIM, 1PPG, 0PPA, 0SHG, 0SHA, 100SH, 48HITS, 27BLKS, 2GWG

Right Wingers:
Patrick Eaves (DAL) – 19G, 14A, -9, 16PIM, 10PPG, 5PPA, 0SHG, 0SHA, 124SH, 56HITS, 28BLKS, 1GWG
Nino Niederreiter (MIN) – 15G, 21A, +18, 16PIM, 6PPG, 3PPA, 0SHG, 0SHA, 101SH, 83HITS, 11BLKS, 2GWG
Radim Vrbata (ARI) – 11G, 24A, -15, 8PIM, 3PPG, 8PPA, 0SHG, 0SHA, 152SH, 36HITS, 16BLKS, 0GWG
Josh Anderson (CBJ) – 10G, 9A, +7, 56PIM, 0PPG, 0PPA, 0SHG, 0SHA, 79SH, 86HITS, 27BLKS, 2GWG
Zack Kassian (EDM) – 4G, 11A, +1, 72PIM, 0PPG, 0PPA, 0SHG, 0SHA, 71SH, 114HITS, 9BLKS, 0GWG
Tom Wilson (WSH) – 3G, 7A, +9, 59PIM, 0PPG, 0PPA, 0SHG, 0SHA, 50SH, 132HITS, 21BLKS, 0GWG

Defence:
Jeff Petry (MTL) – 8G, 16A, +11, 20PIM, 2PPG, 4PPA, 0SHG, 0SHA, 120SH, 91HITS, 96BLKS, 1GWG
Luke Schenn (ARI) – 0G, 3A, -5, 60PIM, 0PPG, 0PPA, 0SHG, 0SHA, 57SH, 170HITS, 69BLKS, 0GWG
Dmitry Orlov (WSH) – 4G, 22A, +23, 30PIM, 1PPG, 5PPA, 0SHG, 0SHA, 80SH, 79HITS, 63BLKS, 0GWG
Calvin de Haan (NYI) – 3G, 10A, +10, 28PIM, 0PPG, 1PPA, 0SHG, 0SHA, 72SH, 78HITS, 129BLKS, 0GWG
Ivan Provorov (PHI) – 4G, 18A, -6, 22PIM, 0PPG, 3PPA, 0SHG, 0SHA, 99SH, 66HITS, 103BLKS, 1GWG
Josh Manson (ANA) – 1G, 9A, +2, 61PIM, 0PPG, 0PPA, 0SHG, 1SHA, 51SH, 155HITS, 50BLKS, 0GWG

Goalies:
Connor Hellebuyck (WPG) – 17W, 13L, 1OTL, 88GA, 869SV, 908SV%, 3SO
Thomas Greiss (NYI) – 15W, 8L, 3OTL, 61GA, 745SV, 924SV%, 2SO
Mike Condon (OTT) – 15W, 8L, 5OTL, 69GA, 732SV, 914SV%, 4SO
Calvin Pickard (COL) – 7W, 14L, 1OTL, 69GA, 641SV, 903SV%, 1SO
Scott Darling (CHI) – 12W, 5L, 2OTL, 45GA, 555SV, 925SV%, 2SO
Anders Nilsson (BUF) – 8W, 7L, 4OTL, 48GA, 575SV, 923SV%, 1SO

Legend:
G = Goals
A = Assists
PIM = Penalty Minutes
PPG = Power-Play-Goals
PPA = Power-Play-Assists
SHG = Short-Handed-Goals
SHO = Short-Handed Assists
GWG = Game-Winning-Goals
SH = Shots
Hits = Hits
BLKS = Blocks
W = Wins
L = Losses
SV = Saves
SV% = Save Percentage
SO = Shutouts
GA = Goals Against
GAA = Goals-Against-Average

Drops: (Players currently on cold streaks).
Derek Stepan (NYR) – 2 points in last 6 games.
Mikael Backlund (CGY) – 2 points in last 6 games.
Sam Gagner (CBJ) – 1 point in last 4 games.
Marian Hossa (CHI) – 1 point in last 4 games.
Ryan O’Reilly (BUF) – 1 point in last 4 games.
Ryan Kesler (ANA) – 1 point in last 4 games.
Thomas Vanek (DET) – 1 point in last 5 games.
Rick Nash (NYR) – 1 point in last 5 games.
Ryan McDonagh (NYR) – 1 point in last 6 games.
Robby Fabbri (STL) – 1 point in last 7 games.
Jeff Skinner (CAR) – 1 point in last 8 games.
Sam Reinhart (BUF) – 0 points in last 3 games.
James Neal (NSH) – 0 points in last 3 games.
David Perron (STL) – 0 points in last 3 games.
Matthew Tkachuk (CGY) – 0 points in last 3 games.
Andreas Athanasiou (DET) – 0 points in last 3 games.
Jack Eichel (BUF) – 0 points in last 3 games.
Kyle Okposo (BUF) – 0 points in last 3 games.
Auston Matthews (TOR) – 0 points in last 3 games.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (EDM) – 0 points in last 4 games.
Dion Phaneuf (OTT) – 0 points in last 4 games.
Ryan Suter (MIN) – 0 points in last 4 games.
Jordan Eberle (EDM) – 0 points in last 5 games.
Pavel Buchnevich (NYR) – 0 points in last 5 games.
Rasmus Ristolainen (BUF) – 0 points in last 5 games.
Marcus Johansson (WSH) – 0 points in last 6 games.
David Backes (BOS) – 0 points in last 6 games.
Damon Severson (NJ) – 0 points in last 6 games.
Travis Zajac (NJ) – 0 points in last 7 games.
Noah Hanifin (CAR) – 0 points in last 7 games.
Mark Giordano (CGY) – 0 points in last 7 games.
Sami Vatanen (ANA) – 0 points in last 9 games.

Chad Johnson (CGY) – 0-1-0 in last game.
Ben Bishop (TB) – 0-2-0 in last 2 games.
Sergei Bobrovsky (CBJ) – 0-2-1 in last 3 games.
Petr Mrazek (DET) – 3-7-2 in last 12 games.
Cam Talbot (EDM) – 0-3-0 in last 3 games.

Key Injuries:
Patrice Bergeron (BOS) – Lower-Body – Day-to-Day
Zach Bogosian (BUF) – Shoulder – Day-to-Day
Tyson Barrie (COL) – Undisclosed – Day-to-Day
Semyon Varlamov (COL) – Groin – Day-to-Day
Erik Johnson (COL) – Leg – Mid-February
Jason Spezza (DAL) – Upper-Body – Day-to-Day
Jamie Oleksiak (DAL) – Hand – Mid-February
Jimmy Howard (DET) – Knee – Indefinitely
Tyler Toffoli (LA) – Lower-Body – Day-to-Day
Jonathan Quick (LA) – Groin – Indefinitely
Jonas Brodin (MIN) – Finger – Day-to-Day
Brendan Gallagher (MTL) – Hand – Early-March
Roman Josi (NSH) – Upper-Body – Day-to-Day
Cal Clutterbuck (NYI) – Lower-Body – Day-to-Day
Antti Raanta (NYR) – Personal – Day-to-Day
Kevin Hayes (NYR) – Lower-Body – Day-to-Day
Evgeni Malkin (PIT) – Lower-Body – Day-to-Day
Joonas Donskoi (SJ) – Upper-Body – Day-to-Day
Ryan Callahan (TB) – Hip – Indefinitely
Steven Stamkos (TB) – Knee – Indefinitely
Ben Hutton (VAN) – Hand – Day-to-Day
Jannik Hansen (VAN) – Knee – Day-to-Day
Erik Gudbranson (VAN) – Wrist – Indefinitely

Top Forward of the Week: Mark Scheifele (WPG) – (2GP, 3G, 2A, 5PTS)

Mark Scheifele has been absolutely solid all year for the Jets and has kicked things up to a new level over the last month and a half.

He’s a fairly tough player to acquire due to the fact he’s only going to be better cause of Patrik Laine, Nikolaj Ehlers etc. But if you can swing a deal for him, chances are you’re going to have to give up a lot.

The positive upside on that is even though you’re giving up a lot, it will be worth it in the long run, but it will be hard to do so.

Top Defenseman of the Week: Erik Karlsson (OTT) – (2GP, 1G, 4A, 5PTS)

Everyone knows Erik Karlsson is top three in the world for among defensemen, so acquiring him is really difficult. So if you’re lucky to have drafted him, you’re in a very solid position, he’s always going to put up amazing numbers year in and year out.

Top Goalie of the Week: Peter Budaj (LA) – (2GP, 2W, .963SV%, 1.00GAA, 1SO)

Peter Budaj is a tricky situation, this season for him has been above amazing. You can take a shot on him in hopes next year he repeats under a new team or has solid backup numbers. Or you can not take him at all and him be great next season. So taking Budaj takes a lot of strategical thinking. Cause like stated above, you can take him and give up a lot and him not repeat or repeat and if he doesn’t you lost some solid players. If he does repeat things work out in the end, so he’s one of the biggest wild cards of all fantasy players.

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