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David Perron
Waiver Wired

Waiver Wired: Perron returns

by Corey Abbott
Updated On: March 18, 2019, 4:21 am ET

Justin Williams is still available in 71% of Yahoo leagues, while Ryan Donato can be had in 78% of Yahoo leagues. Jakob Silfverberg jumped from 19% to 28% from a week ago. Jared McCann, who was going to appear on Waiver Wired last week until he was briefly dropped off the top line, saw his ownership balloon to 34%.

This week’s honorable mention is Daniel Sprong (owned in 2% of Yahoo leagues), who has recorded four goals and one assist in the last five games despite averaging just 10:08 of ice time per match. He has been seeing time with Ryan Getzlaf and Nick Ritchie, which is encouraging despite the lack of playing time. He is worth monitoring at the very least.

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David Perron (STL) - LW, RW - Owned in 29% of Yahoo leagues

Perron returned to action on Saturday afternoon following a lengthy absence due to an upper-body injury. He hadn’t played since Jan. 17 because of what was believed to be concussion-related symptoms. Perron picked up an assist in his first game back, while skating on the top line with Ryan O'Reilly and Brayden Schenn. He was on a roll before he got hurt with six goals and 10 assists during a 13-game point streak. Perron has 36 points in 45 appearances this campaign.

Andrei Svechnikov (CAR) - LW, RW - Owned in 29% of Yahoo leagues

Svechnikov recently joined the top-six forward group of the Hurricanes after playing with bottom-six talent for most of the season. He has collected three goals and one assist in the last three games, while skating alongside Teuvo Teravainen and Jordan Staal.

Paul Stastny (VGK) - C - Owned in 28% of Yahoo leagues

Stastny has piled up points this season, but he is still available in the majority of pools on Yahoo. He has generated seven goals and 24 assists in his last 32 appearances, including two markers and 10 points in the past nine matches. Stastny will enter Sunday’s match against Edmonton on a three-game point streak over which he has one goal and three helpers. He has been a great source of offense for the Golden Knights, while looking good between Mark Stone and Max Pacioretty of late.

Kevin Labanc (SJS) - LW, RW - Owned in 21% of Yahoo leagues

Labanc has produced nine goals and 24 points in his last 27 outings. He hasn’t been held off the scoresheet for more than two straight games during that stretch. Labanc has two goals and 10 points in the past 12 contests. He has mostly been playing alongside Joe Thornton, but he also gets exposure to Joe Pavelski, Logan Couture, Tomas Hertl and Brent Burns on the top power-play unit of the Sharks. Labanc has already reached personal bests this season in goals (13), assists (35) and points (48) this season and he hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down.

Nolan Patrick (PHI) - C - Owned in 20% of Yahoo leagues

Patrick has one goal and three assists in four games since returning from an upper-body injury. He has been flanked by Claude Giroux and James van Riemsdyk during that span. He has collected 10 points, including eight helpers, in his last 13 outings.

Roope Hintz (DAL) - C, LW - Owned in 11% of Yahoo leagues

Hintz has heated up with four goals during a three-game point streak. He has been credited with 11 shots over that stretch. Hintz has seven goals and 10 points in his past 19 appearances. He has picked up his play while skating alongside Tyler Seguin and Alexander Radulov.

Samuel Montembeault (FLA) - G - Owned in 10% of Yahoo leagues

Montembeault has emerged as Florida’s go-to goaltender recently. He has started four games in a row and he has won them all, while posting 94 saves on 102 shots for a .922 save percentage. The 22-year-old was called up because of an injury to James Reimer and he has stayed up with the big club following Reimer’s return. If he continues to get starts and stays hot then he is certainly worth rostering.

Brendan Perlini (CHI) - LW, RW - Owned in 6% of Yahoo leagues

Perlini has caught fire after struggling offensively for most of the season. He has tallied eight goals and has added two assists in his last seven games. Perlini didn’t have a point in 12 appearances before what has been his best stretch of 2018-19. He has been playing alongside Alex DeBrincat and Dylan Strome, which helped him secure his first career hat trick this past Wednesday. His emergence makes him worthy of a flyer, but he should be dropped at the first sign of trouble.

Dmitry Orlov (WSH) - D - Owned in 6% of Yahoo leagues

Orlov has recorded one assist in each of the last four games. He has contributed 10 helpers in the past 13 matches, including nine in his last 10 outings. During that 10-game span, Orlov has also been credited with 14 shots, 22 hits and 10 blocks. The Capitals have a busy schedule with four games coming this week, which will give him plenty of opportunities to keep his hot spree going and help out poolies in the process.

Brett Pesce (CAR) - D - Owned in 3% of Yahoo leagues

Pesce has chipped in eight points, including seven assists, in the last eight games. He is another player who has been surging offensively and has a packed week upcoming with four games on tap.

Corey Abbott

Corey Abbott is an Editor for Hockey on NBC Sports Edge. Feel free to follow him on Twitter @CoreAbbott.