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Waiver Wired: Ullmark taking over for Sabres

by Corey Abbott
Updated On: December 16, 2019, 2:40 am ET

Pavel Francouz went from being owned in 11% of Yahoo leagues last week to 32% due to Philipp Grubauer’s injury.  Dylan Strome is still available in 68% of Yahoo leagues, while Phillip Danault can be had in 76% of Yahoo leagues.  

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Alex Killorn (Tampa Bay) - LW, RW - Owned in 36% of Yahoo leagues 

Killorn’s ownership has been on the rise, but he is still available in the majority of Yahoo leagues.  He has amassed nine goals and 15 assists in the past 23 games.  Killorn has been remarkably consistent during that span, which is something that has eluded him in the past.  He has meshed nicely alongside Anthony Cirelli and they were recently joined by Steven Stamkos.  Killorn also sees time on Tampa Bay’s top power-play unit.    

Linus Ullmark (Buffalo) - G - Owned in 29% of Yahoo leagues 

Ullmark has been seeing the bulk of the action in the crease for the Sabres.  Carter Hutton has been relegated to the backup role in 11 of the past 14 games.  Ullmark has posted a 6-1-2 record in his last nine appearances, while stopping 276 of 300 shots, and registering a .920 save percentage.  

Zach Parise (Minnesota) - LW - Owned in 27% of Yahoo leagues 

Parise has been red hot following a tough opening month of the 2019-20 season.  He has 10 goals, six helpers and 52 shots in the past 20 games.  That includes five markers and three assists in the last 10 matches.  He has been playing well alongside Kevin Fiala (owned in 6% of Yahoo leagues) and Ryan Donato (owned in 3% of Yahoo leagues), who has stepped up during Mikko Koivu’s absence.  They have all been productive of late.  Donato has appeal as a flier, while Parise and Fiala have been reliable contributors for a while now.  

Eric Staal (Minnesota) - C - Owned in 27% of Yahoo leagues 

Staal has five goals and six assists in the last 13 games.  He had an injury scare earlier this week when collided with a linesman, but he has three goals and one assist in two outings since then.  Staal has been playing well between Jason Zucker and Mats Zuccarello.  

Calle Jarnkrok (Nashville) - LW, RW - Owned in 14% of Yahoo leagues 

Jarnkrok appeared on Waiver Wired last week when he was owned in 11% of Yahoo leagues.  His four-game point streak ended on Saturday, but it’s been a productive stretch for the 28-year-old forward.  Jarnkrok has generated five goals, five assists and 30 shots in the past 11 games.  He is on pace for a career year offensively and should be able to finish in the 50-55 point range if he continues to see playing time in Nashville’s top-six forward group.  Jarnkrok has been skating on the top line with Filip Forsberg and Ryan Johansen, while logging time on the top power-play unit of the Predators.  

Jordan Eberle (New York Islanders) - RW - Owned in 14% of Yahoo leagues 

Eberle didn’t score his first goal of the season until Dec. 2 when he potted a pair of markers against Detroit.  He has been rolling offensively since then with seven points (three goals, four assists) in the past seven matches.  Eberle has posted three power-play points during that span, while skating on the top unit of the Islanders.  

Robby Fabbri (Detroit) - LW, RW - Owned in 14% of Yahoo leagues 

Fabbri has accounted for five goals, two assists and 14 shots in the last seven games.  He has produced eight goals and 15 points in 18 contests as a member of the Red Wings.  Fabbri is currently playing on the top line with Dylan Larkin and Tyler Bertuzzi.  The return of Anthony Mantha from injury could bump him to the second combination eventually, but he will likely still maintain his spot on the top power-play unit.  

Kevin Hayes (Philadelphia) - C - Owned in 13% of Yahoo leagues 

Hayes has collected four goals and four assists in the last 12 games.  He has been anchoring the second line of the Flyers, while getting the assignment off shutting down the top players on the opposition.  Injuries up front have altered his linemates of late, but Hayes has continued to chip in offensively.  

Connor Brown (Ottawa) - LW, RW - Owned in 4% of Yahoo leagues 

Brown has heated up with three goals and two assists in the last five games.  Anthony Duclair’s fantasy ownership (45% in Yahoo leagues) has increased substantially thanks to his recent hot streak, but Brown has been flying under the radar.  He has been skating on the top line with Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Brady Tkachuk.  

Alexandre Texier (Columbus) - C, LW - Owned in 2% of Yahoo leagues 

Texier has three goals and two assists in the last six games.  He has been rubbing shoulders with top-six forwards Cam Atkinson, Gustav Nyquist and Pierre-Luc Dubois during that span.  Injuries up front will lead to more opportunities for others and Texier has the scoring ability to step up if he continues to see playing time with the top producers on the Blue Jackets.   

Corey Abbott

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