Six games are on tap for Friday night. Florida, San Jose, Vancouver and the New York Rangers will complete their back-to-back sets after a busy Thursday slate. Pittsburgh and Carolina will face each other on Saturday after their games on Friday.
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Daniel Sedin LW (Vancouver) - $8,600
The Canucks have two wins in the last 10 games and they were shut out by Philadelphia on Thursday night. Daniel Sedin registered seven shots in the match and he has been excellent this season, but his brother may not be in the lineup for Friday's game at Detroit. Henrik Sedin suffered a lower-body injury and Vancouver is expected call up someone from the minors. Vancouver's struggles and Henrik's injury will place a lot of pressure on Daniel and the Red Wings will focus their efforts on shutting him down.
Andrew Ladd LW (Winnipeg) - 7,300
Ladd is another high-priced left winger who I wouldn't invest in Friday. He doesn't have a point in his last four games and the Jets will face another tough team when the Rangers visit. Henrik Lundqvist was shelled (four goals on 31 shots) in his relief appearance Thursday night and I'm expecting him to bounce back after he prepares himself properly.
Marcus Johansson LW (Washington) - $5,000
Johansson doesn't have a goal in his last six appearances and he has gone five of those games without earning a point. He has also been credited with four shots in the past four contests. Johansson tends to produce in bunches, but this isn't the time to take advantage of that.
Jannik Hansen RW (Vancouver) - $5,600
Hansen has had some success this season when he has played with the Sedin twins, but he skated with Jared McCann and Chris Higgins on Thursday against the Flyers. He logged 13:33 of time while recording a minus-1 rating and no shots. Hansen has one goal in the last six matches and he isn't worth rostering right now.
Patric Hornqvist RW (Pittsburgh) - $7,200
Hornqvist is the third-most expensive right winger even though he has struggled mightily this season. He has five goals and 10 points in 30 games, which has relegated him to the third line and off of the top power-play unit. His chances of bouncing back are limited at this time because he isn't being placed in the right situations.
Ryan McDonagh D (New York Rangers) - $6,800
McDonagh logs big minutes for the Rangers and he's playing the second game of a back-to-back situation. New York and Winnipeg are physical teams, so McDonagh will probably have an exhausting night. There are also much cheaper options who I think can contribute more offensively. For example, McDonagh is more expensive than Justin Faulk and John Carlson.
Petr Mrazek G (Detroit) - $8,700
Mrazek would've been a great start versus Vancouver, but Jimmy Howard will get the call instead. Howard checks in at $8,300 so adjust your lineup if you are thinking of going that direction.