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Jeff Skinner LW (Carolina) - $5,900
Skinner has cooled off from hit hot streak earlier this month and he has recorded one assist in the last four games. He hasn't been earning many fantasy points during that span and he has struggled against the Sharks in his career with one goal and one assist in seven appearances.
Lee Stempniak RW (New Jersey) - $4,700
Stempniak leads the Devils in scoring this year with 40 points in 58 games, but he has zero goals and two assists in the past seven contests. He isn't very expensive, but you could have Sam Reinhart for the same price.
Eric Staal C (Carolina) - $6,200
Staal's struggles continued on Thursday against Ottawa when he went scoreless for a seventh straight game. He also had a minus-3 rating in the contest. Staal has earned just two assists in the past 14 games. It could be another tough game for him on Friday versus San Jose.
Nick Foligno RW (Columbus) - $5,600
Foligno hasn't scored a goal since Jan. 5 and he has four helpers in his last 11 outings. Two of those assists came against Anaheim on Feb. 11. Foligno was a hot commodity last season on the top line with Ryan Johansen, but now he is playing on the third line with William Karlsson and Matt Calvert. He has six goals and 28 points in 49 games this campaign.
Thomas Greiss G (New York Islanders) - $8,900
Greiss has been playing well this season, but he is the most expensive goaltender on the board Friday night and he hasn't been confirmed as the starter yet. Jaroslav Halak may get the nod versus New Jersey and he would cost just $7,700. Four teams, including the Islanders, will be playing the second game of back-to-back situations on Friday. Greiss' price doesn't make him an optimal option if he does get the call.