NHL Fantasy Waiver Wire: Week 19 Who’s Hot, Who’s Not

NHL Fantasy Hockey Waiver Wire: Letting You Know Which Players You Should Add/Drop Heading Into Week 19, 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:
Brandon Dubinsky (CBJ) – 29% ownership, 817 adds since last week, 9G, 21A, +14
Bo Horvat (VAN) – 20% ownership, 423 adds since last week, 18G, 21A, -1
Mikko Koivu (MIN) – 49% ownership, 294 adds since last week, 17G, 27A, +32
William Nylander (TOR) – 59% ownership, 246 adds since last week, 16G, 24A, -4
Ryan O’Reilly (BUF) – 80% ownership, 166 adds since last week, 13G, 25A, +6
Calle Jarnkrok (NSH) – 3% ownership, 143 adds since last week, 11G, 10A, +1

Left Wingers:
Anders Lee (NYI) – 40% ownership, 689 adds since last week, 22G, 13A, +8
Tanner Pearson (LA) – 14% ownership, 462 adds since last week, 19G, 14A, +11
Marcus Johansson (WSH) – 55% ownership, 355 adds since last week, 19G, 21A, +18
Josh Leivo (TOR) – 1% ownership, 342 adds since last week, 1G, 5A, +4
Richard Panik (CHI) – 18% ownership, 330 adds since last week, 15G, 13A, +1
Jaromir Jagr (FLA) – 59% ownership, 216 adds since last week, 11G, 23A, +9

Right Wingers:
Jason Pominville (MIN) – 23% ownership, 254 adds since last week, 10G, 27A, +2
Mikko Rantanen (COL) – 5% ownership, 192 adds since last week, 12G, 15A, -22
Josh Bailey (NYI) – 20% ownership, 191 adds since last week, 11G, 28A, +4
Radim Vrbata (ARI) – 11% ownership, 153 adds since last week, 11G, 29A, -15
Brett Connolly (WSH) – 5% ownership, 149 adds since last week, 12G, 6A, +20
Sebastian Aho (CAR) – 32% ownership, 147 adds since last week, 17G, 15A, -2

Defence:
Brady Skjei (NYR) – 16% ownership, 1,489 adds since last week, 2G, 25A, +10
Oscar Klefbom (EDM) – 24% ownership, 1,428 adds since last week, 10G, 14A, +6
Nikita Zaitsev (TOR) – 21% ownership, 625 adds since last week, 2G, 24A, -10
Nick Leddy (NYI) – 52% ownership, 379 adds since last week, 9G, 22A, -4
Ryan Ellis (NSH) – 26% ownership, 289 adds since last week, 8G, 15A, +4
Alexander Edler (VAN) – 5% ownership, 272 adds since last week, 3G, 12A, -11

Goalies:
Aaron Dell (SJ) – 8% ownership, 1,818 adds since last week, 7W, 22GA, 1.95GAA
Scott Darling (CHI) – 28% ownership, 948 adds since last week, 13W, 46GA, 2.24GAA
Mike Condon (OTT) – 45% ownership, 537 adds since last week, 17W, 75GA, 2.45GAA
James Reimer (FLA) – 30% ownership, 376 adds since last week, 11W, 53GA, 2.48GAA
Robin Lehner (BUF) – 65% ownership, 283 adds since last week, 17W, 99GA, 2.47GAA
Petr Mrazek (DET) – 59% ownership, 268 adds since last week, 13W, 98GA, 3.00GAA

*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) – 4% ownership, 78 adds since last week, 11G, 10A, -2
Christian Dvorak (ARI) – 2% ownership, 66 adds since last week, 9G, 12A, +8
Jordan Martinook (ARI) – 1% ownership, 50 adds since last week, 10G, 11A, +1
Mathieu Perreault (WPG) – 2% ownership, 30 adds since last week, 5G, 15A, -14
Pavel Zacha (NJ) – 2% ownership, 25 adds since last week, 8G, 8A, -11
Brian Boyle (TB) – 2% ownership, 20 adds since last week, 13G, 8A, +6

Left Wingers:
Tanner Pearson (LA) – 15% ownership, 419 adds since last week, 19G, 14A, +11
Josh Leivo (TOR) – 1% ownership, 85 adds since last week, 1G, 5A, +4
Peter Cehlarik (BOS) – 0% ownership, 22 adds since last week, 0G, 2A, +2
Austin Watson (NSH) – 1% ownership, 21 adds since last week, 4G, 8A, +12
Marcus Foligno (BUF) – 5% ownership, 18 adds since last week, 9G, 7A, Even
Frank Vatrano (BOS) – 3% ownership, 16 adds since last week, 8G, 5A, -5

Right Wingers:
Joel Armia (WPG) – 0% ownership, 20 adds since last week, 6G, 6A, -2
Tom Wilson (WSH) – 3% ownership, 19 adds since last week, 4G, 9A, +11
Nicholas Baptiste (BUF) – 0% ownership, 16 adds since last week, 3G, 1A, +2
Ryan Strome (NYI) – 5% ownership, 15 adds since last week, 9G, 13A, -6
Ryan Reaves (STL) – 1% ownership, 12 adds since last week, 3G, 4A, +1
Brayden Point (TB) – 1% ownership, 12 adds since last week, 7G, 14A, Even

Defence:
Alexander Edler (VAN) – 5% ownership, 214 adds since last week, 3G, 12A, -11
Luke Schenn (ARI) – 4% ownership, 103 adds since last week, 0G, 5A, -6
Brooks Orpik (WSH) – 10% ownership, 101 adds since last week, 0G, 12A, +33
Alex Petrovic (FLA) – 1% ownership, 95 adds since last week, 1G, 9A, +11
Roman Polak (TOR) – 4% ownership, 39 adds since last week, 3G, 3A, +3
Nikita Zadorov (COL) – 2% ownership, 33 adds since last week, 0G, 10A, -19

Goalies:
Jean-Francois Berube (NYI) – 2% ownership, 260 adds since last week, 2W, 17GA, 2.97GAA
Jonathan Bernier (ANA) – 6% ownership, 100 adds since last week, 8W, 44GA, 2.80GAA
Aaron Dell (SJ) – 7% ownership, 49 adds since last week, 7W, 22GA, 1.95GAA
Keith Kinkaid (NJ) – 2% ownership, 45 adds since last week, 6W, 39GA, 2.59GAA
Michael Hutchinson (WPG) – 3% ownership, 8 adds since last week, 4W, 54GA, 3.23GAA
Joonas Korpisalo (CBJ) – 1% ownership, 7 adds since last week, 4W, 17GA, 3.26GAA

*For an ESPN pool containing 10-20 teams, including all statistical categories*

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Centres:
Leo Komarov (TOR) – 8G, 11A, +7, 25PIM, 2PPG, 4PPA, 1SHG, 0SHA, 77SH, 175HITS, 36BLKS, 1GWG
Mikko Koivu (MIN) – 17G, 27A, +32, 22PIM, 2PPG, 12PPA, 0SHG, 1SHA, 96SH, 21HITS, 50BLKS, 4GWG
Adam Lowry (WPG) – 10G, 8A, -2, 27PIM, 3PPG, 2PPA, 0SHG, 1SHA, 89SH, 165HITS, 42BLKS, 0GWG
Martin Hanzal (ARI) – 15G, 9A, -14, 43PIM, 4PPG, 4PPA, 0SHG, 0SHA, 117SH, 105HITS, 40BLKS, 2GWG
Zack Smith (OTT) – 13G, 15A, +8, 45PIM, 1PPG, 0PPA, 2SHG, 0SHA, 109SH, 97HITS, 30BLKS, 0GWG
Patrik Berglund (STL) – 17G, 7A, -4, 26PIM, 2PPG, 1PPA, 0SHG, 0SHA, 107SH, 122HITS, 31BLKS, 3GWG

Left Wingers:
Anders Lee (NYI) – 22G, 13A, +8, 28PIM, 7PPG, 3PPA, 0SHG, 0SHA, 133SH, 108HITS, 26BLKS, 4GWG
Marcus Foligno (BUF) – 9G, 7A, Even, 60PIM, 0PPG, 0PPA, 0SHG, 0SHA, 75SH, 204HITS, 48BLKS, 0GWG
Nick Ritchie (ANA) – 11G, 7A, -2, 35PIM, 1PPG, 1PPA, 0SHG, 0SHA, 112SH, 189HITS, 15BLKS, 3GWG
Viktor Arvidsson (NSH) – 18G, 21A, +12, 16PIM, 3PPG, 3PPA, 3SHG, 2SHA, 177SH, 14HITS, 34BLKS, 2GWG
Tanner Pearson (LA) – 19G, 14A, +11, 9PIM, 2PPG, 3PPA, 0SHG, 1SHA, 125SH, 89HITS, 18BLKS, 4GWG
Jason Zucker (MIN) – 18G, 23A, +34, 26PIM, 1PPG, 0PPA, 0SHG, 0SHA, 124SH, 49HITS, 30BLKS, 2GWG

Right Wingers:
Nino Niederreiter (MIN) – 19G, 24A, +21, 37PIM, 8PPG, 4PPA, 0SHG, 0SHA, 126SH, 91HITS, 15BLKS, 2GWG
Patrick Eaves (DAL) – 21G, 16A, -10, 16PIM, 11PPG, 5PPA, 0SHG, 0SHA, 154SH, 60HITS, 32BLKS, 1GWG
Radim Vrbata (ARI) – 11G, 29A, -15, 10PIM, 3PPG, 10PPA, 0SHG, 0SHA, 174SH, 37HITS, 21BLKS, 0GWG
Zack Kassian (EDM) – 4G, 12A, Even, 86PIM, 0PPG, 0PPA, 0SHG, 0SHA, 78SH, 133HITS, 11BLKS, 0GWG
Tom Wilson (WSH) – 4G, 9A, +11, 63PIM, 0PPG, 0PPA, 0SHG, 0SHA, 57SH, 154HITS, 25BLKS, 0GWG
Michael Grabner (NYR) – 26G, 10A, +28, 8PIM, 0PPG, 0PPA, 1SHG, 1SHA, 126SH, 33HITS, 28BLKS, 3GWG

Defence:
Jeff Petry (MTL) – 8G, 18A, +8, 20PIM, 2PPG, 5PPA, 0SHG, 0SHA, 129SH, 101HITS, 105BLKS, 1GWG
Luke Schenn (ARI) – 0G, 5A, -6, 66PIM, 0PPG, 0PPA, 0SHG, 0SHA, 72SH, 198HITS, 82BLKS, 0GWG
Nikita Zaitsev (TOR) – 2G, 24A, -10, 24PIM, 1PPG, 7PPA, 0SHG, 1SHA, 78SH, 133HITS, 97BLKS, 0GWG
Calvin de Haan (NYI) – 3G, 12A, +8, 30PIM, 0PPG, 1PPA, 0SHG, 0SHA, 83SH, 91HITS, 145BLKS, 0GWG
Ivan Provorov (PHI) – 5G, 18A, -10, 22PIM, 0PPG, 3PPA, 0SHG, 0SHA, 112SH, 77HITS, 120BLKS, 1GWG
Dmitry Orlov (WSH) – 4G, 22A, +27, 32PIM, 1PPG, 5PPA, 0SHG, 0SHA, 87SH, 87HITS, 68BLKS, 0GWG

Goalies:
Connor Hellebuyck (WPG) – 19W, 15L, 2OTL, 101GA, 1,024SV, .910SV%, 3SO
Thomas Greiss (NYI) – 18W, 11L, 3OTL, 81GA, 898SV, .917SV%, 2SO
Mike Condon (OTT) – 17W, 9L, 5OTL, 75GA, 805SV, .915SV%, 5SO
Calvin Pickard (COL) – 10W, 18L, 1OTL, 85GA, 829SV, .907SV%, 2SO
Craig Anderson (OTT) – 14W, 7L, 1OTL, 53GA, 657SV, .925SV%, 4SO
Brian Elliott (CGY) – 12W, 13L, 3OTL, 79GA, 696SV, .898SV%, 0SO

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).
Matt Duchene (COL) – 2 points in last 7 games.
Morgan Rielly (TOR) – 1 point in last 4 games.
Dougie Hamilton (CGY) – 1 point in last 4 games.
Filip Forsberg (NSH) – 1 point in last 4 games.
Patric Hornqvist (PIT) – 1 point in last 4 games.
Jeff Skinner (CAR) – 3 points in last 12 games.
Chris Kunitz (PIT) – 1 point in last 4 games.
Brent Seabrook (CHI) – 1 point in last 4 games.
Nick Foligno (CBJ) – 2 points in last 8 games.
Henrik Sedin (VAN) – 1 point in last 5 games.
Anze Kopitar (LA) – 1 point in last 5 games.
Claude Giroux (PHI) – 1 point in last 6 games.
Mike Cammalleri (NJ) – 0 points in last 3 games.
Nikita Kucherov (TB) – 0 points in last 3 games.
Zach Parise (MIN) – 0 points in last 3 games.
Patrick Marleau (SJ) – 0 points in last 3 games.
Charlie Coyle (MIN) – 0 points in last 3 games.
Chris Kreider (NYR) – 0 points in last 3 games.
Ryan Johansen (NSH) – 0 points in last 3 games.
Alexander Radulov (MTL) – 0 points in last 3 games.
Nathan MacKinnon (COL) – 0 points in last 4 games.
Johnny Gaudreau (CGY) – 0 points in last 4 games.
Sean Monahan (CGY) – 0 points in last 4 games.
Bryan Little (WPG) – 0 points in last 4 games.
Jake Gardiner (TOR) – 0 points in last 5 games.
Nikolaj Ehlers (WPG) – 0 points in last 7 games.

Pekka Rinne (NSH) – 1-1-0 in last 2 games.
Jake Allen (STL) – 1-1-0 in last 2 games.
Jacob Markstrom (VAN) – 1-1-0 in last 2 games.
Chad Johnson (CGY) – 1-3-0 in last 4 games.
Peter Budaj (LA) – 1-4-0 in last 5 games.
Steve Mason (PHI) – 0-2-0 in last 2 games.
Carey Price (MTL) – 1-3-0 in last 4 games.

Key Injuries:
Sam Reinhart (BUF) – Flu – Day-to-Day
Zemgus Girgensons (BUF) – Middle-Body – Week-to-Week
Lukas Sedlak (CBJ) – Lower-Body – Day-to-Day
Semyon Varlamov (COL) – Groin – Day-to-Day
Erik Johnson (COL) – Leg – March
Mike Green (DET) – Illness – Day-to-Day
Gustav Nyquist (DET) – N/A – March
Jimmy Howard (DET) – Knee – Day-to-Day
Jonathan Ericsson (DET) – Wrist – Out-for-Season
Kris Russell (EDM) – Undisclosed – Day-to-Day
Jonathan Quick (LA) – Groin – Indefinitely
Mathew Dumba (MIN) – Knee – Day-to-Day
Victor Bartley (MIN) – Triceps – Indefinitely
Travis Konecny (PHI) – Lower-Body – March
Justin Schultz (PIT) – Concussion – Day-to-Day
Olli Maatta (PIT) – Hand – Day-to-Day
Conor Sheary (PIT) – Upper-Body – Day-to-Day
Paul Stastny (STL) – Lower-Body – Day-to-Day
Robby Fabbri (STL) – Knee – Out-for-Season
Jonathan Drouin (TB) – Flu – Day-to-Day
Ryan Callahan (TB) – Hip – Indefinitely
Steven Stamkos (TB) – Knee – Indefinitely
Mitch Marner (TOR) – Upper-Body – Day-to-Day
Andre Burakovsky (WSH) – Hand – March
Toby Enstrom (WPG) – Lower-Body – Week-to-Week
Ondrej Pavelec (WPG) – Lower-Body – Day-to-Day
Tyler Myers (WPG) – Lower-Body – Indefinitely

Top Forward of the Week: Connor McDavid (EDM) – (4GP, 1G, 5A, 6PTS, +5)

What else can be said about Connor McDavid that hasn’t been said before? A whole lot of nothing. This kid’s generational, and if you had the luxury of selecting him in your draft good for you! Also under no circumstance or how sweet a deal may seem, do not pull the trigger on it.

Top Defenseman of the Week: Oliver Ekman-Larsson (ARI) – (4GP, 0G, 5A, 5PTS, +2)

The Coyotes had a pretty solid week, Oliver Ekman-Larsson putting up five points in five games is pretty great as well. Due to Arizona’s week season, their players have lost a lot in value but still hold a great potential upside, so if you can swing a deal for him, especially in a keeper league, do it cause as they years go by the young Yotes are only going to get better.

Top Goalie of the Week: Mike Smith (ARI) – (3GP, 3W, 1.95GAA, .946SV%, 1SO)

As with Ekman-Larsson, Mike Smith had himself a solid week as well, three wins in three games with a 1.95GAA and a .946SV% for that team is as uncommon as a solar eclipse, but it happened. And like Ekman-Larsson, the Coyotes players all have pretty low value right now, so if you need a depth goalie go ahead and pull the trigger, just make sure you’re not giving away too much.

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