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Zach Parise LW (Minnesota) - $8,500
The Wild have lost five games in a row, including Wednesday's 3-1 defeat at Anaheim, and they have scored a mere four goals over that span. Parise has been held off the scoresheet in four straight matches and he has a minus-4 rating in that time. His linemates, Mikael Granlund and Jason Pominville, are going through lengthy scoring droughts and Thursday's opponent, the Los Angeles Kings, won't make things any easier.
Daniel Sedin LW (Vancouver) - $7,700
Daniel has one assist in two games since Henrik was injured, but the Canucks' new top line faces a difficult match-up at Boston on Thursday night. Jared McCann, Jannik Hansen and Sedin will get a steady diet of Patrice Bergeron's line as well as Zdeno Chara, which has the potential to hold them in check. Thankfully, there are plenty of cheaper options at left wing for your consideration.
Jordan Eberle RW (Edmonton) - $5,500
The hand injury to Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has severely damaged Edmonton's depth down the middle. Connor McDavid isn't ready to return yet either, so Eberle had Matt Hendricks as his center Tuesday night. Edmonton's top line could still be an option versus Dallas, but I wouldn't go any lower than that.
Mikkel Boedker RW (Arizona) - $6,000
Boedker co-leads the Coyotes in scoring with 33 points in 45 games, but he hasn't scored a goal since Dec. 27 and he has picked up five helpers in his last 10 outings. I wouldn't look in his direction at this time.
Marian Gaborik RW (Los Angeles) - $5,400
Gaborik logged just 10:06 of ice time this past Tuesday against Dallas. He was dropped to the fourth line with Andy Andreoff and Nick Shore because of his struggles. Gaborik has zero points in his last five games and he has one goal over his past 14.
Kyle Turris C (Ottawa) - $5,700
Even if Turris wasn't dealing with an undisclosed injury, I wouldn't have him in my lineup on Thursday. He is expected to be a game-time decision, but he hasn't scored a goal in 15 consecutive contests. Turris has posted just five assists during that span.
Mikko Koivu C (Minnesota) - $5,400
Koivu, much like several members of the Wild, has been struggling to produce. He has no goals and only two assists in his last 11 matches. There are plenty of high-priced centers who deserve your attention on Thursday night and there some good options who cost less or the same as Koivu as well.
Marc-Edouard Vlasic D (San Jose) - $5,200
Vlasic is enjoying a productive stretch, but it probably won't last and there are better options available on the back end. John Klingberg costs just $100 more if you can fit him in and his ceiling is much higher.
Pekka Rinne G (Nashville) - $7,300
Rinne hasn't been confirmed as Thursday's starter yet, but he has been mired in a surprising slump. He has a 0-4-1 record in his last five outings and he has allowed three goals or more in each contest. It has gotten so bad for Rinne that Nashville backup Carter Hutton is priced at $8,200 for Thursday night in anticipation of him possibly getting the nod. I would hesitate to take Hutton at that price as well against Winnipeg.
Corey Crawford G (Chicago) - $10,700
Wow, that's a hefty price tag! Chicago has won 12 straight games and Crawford has been brilliant in nine victory performances. Tampa Bay has been playing well too with six consecutive wins. Crawford blanked the Lightning back on Oct. 24, but he is way too expensive to consider building a roster around.