NHL Waiver Wire: Picks of the Week
NHL Waiver Wire: Picks of the Week

This article is part of our NHL Waiver Wire series.

While NHL teams gear up for the playoffs, your final fantasy battle for 2018-19 should well be underway.  Keeping track of recent news and trends are key to setting lineups.  This obviously includes those who remain available in your leagues, which is where the following players may come in handy.

(Ownership rates/stats as of March 14)

Forwards

Clayton Keller, ARI (Yahoo: 67%, ESPN: 77%, CBS: 63%): Keller impressed as a rookie by playing a full season and notching 65 points.  He's attempted to prolong the magic as a sophomore, but he's struggled in stretches.Despite the dip in production, the seventh selection from 2017 still scores at a decent rate and regularly skates on the top line in all situations.  Keller is also only one power-play point short of matching his first-year total of 20 while firing roughly two-and-a-half shots per game.

Eric Staal, MIN (Yahoo: 60%, ESPN: 87%, CBS: 84%): Many thought Staal was done in 2015-16 after a disappointing time split between Carolina and the Rangers.  And while he's excelled in the Hockey State during his three seasons, people have been waiting for age to catch up.  The 34-year old has disproved the doubters with his excellent scoring and leadership.  Staal even enjoyed a recent run of eight straight with a point and continues to be a reliable fantasy source.

Patric Hornqvist, PIT (Yahoo: 55%, ESPN: 81%, CBS: 78%): Hornqvist may be experiencing a slight dropoff this season, but he remains a power-play threat thanks to

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