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Waiver Wired: Pick up Pouliot

by Corey Abbott
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

Andre Burakovsky is up to being owned in 10% of Yahoo leagues after scoring for a fifth straight game on Saturday. The Capitals forward has amassed six goals and six assists in his last nine contests. He should be snatched up immediately because he won't be a secret for much longer.


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Benoit Pouliot (EDM) - LW - Owned in 12% of Yahoo leagues


Pouliot had chemistry with Connor McDavid prior to the rookie's injury and the two of them have picked up right where he left off since McDavid's return. Pouliot has notched two goals and three assists in three games to give him 27 points in 44 matches. McDavid has already given Pouliot and Jordan Eberle a boost, but if you can't have Eberle then Pouliot is a good player to add to get some exposure to McDavid's production.


Vincent Trocheck (FLA) - C, RW - Owned in 27% of Yahoo leagues


Trocheck has been a popular add over the weekend thanks to a five-game point streak. He has tallied five goals and four helpers over that span. Trocheck has fit in nicely on Florida's second line between Reilly Smith and Jussi Jokinen. The trio has been so successful that it has kept Nick Bjugstad on the third combination since his return from migraines. Trocheck leads the Panthers with 17 goals this season and ranks fifth on the team with 33 points in 52 games.


David Perron (ANA) - LW, RW - Owned in 31% of Yahoo leagues


The change of scenery has done Perron some good. He has recorded three goals and five assists in seven games since joining the Ducks in a trade with Pittsburgh. Perron has seen most of his ice time alongside Ryan Getzlaf, who has been racking up points despite his lack of goals. Perron has also posted eight penalty minutes, 10 hits, 13 shots and a plus-7 rating. Pick him up if he's available because he should be in store for a strong finish.


J.T. Miller (NYR) - C - Owned in 13% of Yahoo leagues


Miller has generated eight goals and one assist in his past nine contests. He has been a consistent producer since mid-December and he has gone more than two games without a point once since Dec. 12. He has picked up 17 points during that 22-game span. Miller has clicked with Derick Brassard and Jesper Fast over that stretch, while becoming an intriguing option for deeper leagues.


Robin Lehner (BUF) - G - Owned in 21% of Yahoo leagues


Lehner has posted solid numbers since returning from an ankle injury. He has won just two games in six appearances, but he has allowed two goals against in five straight outings and he has given the Sabres a chance to win each start. Lehner has a 2-3-1 record to go with a 2.17 goals-against average and a .939 save percentage in seven games this campaign. Buffalo is not the best situation for a goaltender, but Lehner's impressive peripherals make him a decent depth option.


Joonas Korpisalo (CBJ) - G - Owned in 8% of Yahoo leagues


Korpisalo has settled into a groove lately, winning six of his last eight starts. He had one clunker against Edmonton during that time, but he has played impressively in his other appearances while facing at least 30 shots each time. Korpisalo is more of a short-term solution because Columbus is obviously not a safe option, but he has proven to be a capable stopgap with Sergei Bobrovsky on the sidelines.


Mikhail Grabovski (NYI) - C, RW - Owned in 2% of Yahoo leagues


Grabovski's four-game point streak came to an end Saturday against Detroit. He had three goals and one assist going into the match after being promoted to the top line. Grabovski has been skating with John Tavares and Ryan Strome and it has led to a small offensive surge. He is worth a look if he remains on that combination.


Dustin Brown (LAK) - LW, RW - Owned in 9% of Yahoo leagues


Brown is back on a line with Anze Kopitar, with Milan Lucic on the other wing, and he has been collecting points. He has three goals and two assists in his last five appearances. Brown has posted 18 shots during his recent hot streak and he sits second on the Kings with 131 hits in 51 games. It has not been an impressive season for Brown, but his lineup placement and recent contributions makes him a viable option right now.


Matt Dumba (MIN) - D - Owned in 9% of Yahoo leagues


Dumba, much like most of the members of the Wild, has struggled to produce offense for long stretches this season. He didn't have a point in 14 straight games, but now has four points, including two goals, in his past four. Dumba has netted both of his goals on the power play and he has three of his points on the man advantage, which could prove useful to fantasy owners if he continues to trend in the right direction.  He is worth keeping an eye on.  


Blake Comeau (COL) - LW - Owned in 3% of Yahoo leagues


Comeau hasn't been as consistent as some of the other recommendations this week, but he has collected three points and 14 penalty minutes in his last four outings. Comeau skates on Colorado's second line with Carl Soderberg and Gabriel Landeskog, which makes him a threat to chip in points along with his work in physical categories. He averages 2.5 hits per game and sits third on the Avalanche with 134 collisions in 54 games to go with 44 PIMs.

Corey Abbott

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