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Waiver Wired: Pick up Buchnevich

by Corey Abbott
Updated On: March 8, 2020, 3:39 pm ET

Alex Stalock went from a 28% ownership a week ago to 45% following his feature appearance on Waiver Wired, while Kailer Yamamoto increased from 27% to 40%.  Duncan Keith went from 13% to 27% and he remains a solid pickup.  Andrew Mangiapane is still available in 86% of Yahoo leagues.

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Kevin Hayes (Philadelphia) - C - Owned in 30% of Yahoo leagues 

Hayes hasn’t picked up a point in the last two games, but he has six goals and three helpers during Philadelphia’s nine-game win streak.  He has been playing on the second line of the Flyers alongside Travis Konecny, who is the leading scorer on the team.  Hayes ranks second on the club with 23 goals.  

Dustin Brown (Los Angeles) - RW - Owned in 29% of Yahoo leagues 

Brown scored a hat trick and added an assist in Saturday’s blowout win over Minnesota, but he has been playing well for a while now.  He has seven goals and 11 points in his last 11 outings to go along with 33 shots.  Brown is also a good source of hits with 139 over 64 games.  Alex Iafallo (owned in 6% of Yahoo leagues) makes for a decent under-the-radar pickup as well.  

Gustav Nyquist (Columbus) - LW, RW - Owned in 23% of Yahoo leagues 

Nyquist has scored a goal in each of the past three games, while racking up 13 shots on target, and he has five points (three goals, two assists) in his last six matches.  He has accounted for five goals and 11 points in 19 games and ranks second on the Blue Jackets with 42 points in 69 contests.  

Dylan Strome (Chicago) - C, RW - Owned in 21% of Yahoo leagues 

Strome has accounted for two goals and four helpers in his last six games.  He has heated up while centering the second line alongside Patrick Kane.  Strome appears to be back on track after struggling initially following his return from an ankle injury.  

Pavel Buchnevich (New York Rangers) - RW - Owned in 17% of Yahoo leagues 

Buchnevich has collected one goal and six assists during a five-game point streak since he returned from a two-game absence following a car accident.  He has generated eight goals and 19 points in his past 19 appearances.  Buchnevich has been logging big minutes for the Rangers, while playing alongside the red hot Mika Zibanejad.  

Vladislav Namestnikov (Colorado) - LW, RW - Owned in 17% of Yahoo leagues 

Namestnikov has two goals and one assist in six games since he was acquired from Ottawa by the Avalanche.  He has been the beneficiary of some injury problems for Colorado, as he has been given the opportunity to play on the top line alongside Nathan MacKinnon and Gabriel Landeskog during even-strength situations.  

Chris Driedger (Florida) - G - Owned in 9% of Yahoo leagues 

Driedger has started the last two games for the Panthers since returning to action from a suspected groin injury.  He has posted a 1-0-1 record, while stopping 59 of 62 shots for a .952 save percentage during that span. Sergei Bobrovsky has been out of the lineup with a lower-body ailment, but Florida may have a decision to make once he is healthy. He has a mark of 6-2-1 this campaign with a 2.16 goals-against average and .936 save percentage in 11 appearances.  

Connor Brown (Ottawa) - LW, RW - Owned in 6% of Yahoo leagues 

Brown has been a productive addition for Ottawa this season, with a team-leading 42 points through 69 matches.  He ranks third on the team with 16 goals and he has lit the lamp five times in the last seven games.  Brown plays on the top line of the Senators alongside Brady Tkachuk and Chris Tierney (owned in 3% of Yahoo leagues).  Tierney, who could be worthy of a pickup as well, has one goal and seven points in seven games since the trade deadline.  

Jesper Bratt (New Jersey) - LW, RW - Owned in 5% of Yahoo leagues 

Bratt has six goals and 10 points in the last 12 games.  He has 28 shots on target during that span.  Bratt has meshed nicely alongside Nikita Gusev (owned in 22% of Yahoo leagues).  New Jersey has four games scheduled for this week.  

Dominik Kahun (Buffalo) - LW, RW - Owned in 2% of Yahoo leagues 

Kahun has two goals and two assists in five games with Buffalo since he was obtained from Pittsburgh at the trade deadline.  He has worked well alongside Marcus Johansson since his arrival and they were joined by rookie Victor Olofsson on Saturday.  Kahun has averaged just 11:39 of ice time per game with the Sabres, but he has made the most of his opportunities so far.  

Corey Abbott

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