Waiver Wired

Barkov turns the corner

Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

Last week, Patrick Maroon was recommended and the Anaheim winger has continued to churn out points on the top line with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry. He has a six-game point over which he's collected four goals and four assists. He's also still available in 88% of Yahoo leagues.


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We are just getting back into the swing of things following the All-Star break, but that hasn't slowed down the stream of available players who are ready to help your fantasy squad.


Aleksander Barkov (FLA) - C - Owned in 7% of Yahoo leagues


The 19-year-old center was expected to be a key contributor for the Panthers this season, but he struggled mightily to produce points in the first couple of months. He posted just two goals and two assists in his first 18 games, but his offense has picked up considerably since the end of December. He has registered 11 of his 15 points in his past 14 contests. The second overall pick in the 2013 draft should be able to finish the year strong between linemates Jonathan Huberdeau and Brad Boyes.


Mathieu Perreault (WPG) - C - Owned in 32% of Yahoo leagues


Perreault was white hot prior to suffering an upper-body injury on Jan. 16 against Chicago. He recorded 13 goals and 10 assists in 20 matches going into that match. He netted a pair of goals versus Philadelphia in his second game back to give him 17 on the year. Perreault has 31 points in 48 games and now that he's back fantasy owners should feel free to get him back on their rosters.


Sean Monahan (CGY) - C - Owned in 35% of Yahoo leagues


Monahan has been excellent in his second season of NHL action. He's already just two points away from matching the 34 points he scored a year ago and he's on pace to surpass 25 goals. He scored his 16th marker of 2014-15 in Saturday's 4-2 win over Edmonton to give the Flames a comeback victory. He's enjoyed chemistry with Joe Colborne, but has been skating recently with Johnny Gaudreau and Jiri Hudler. Hudler missed Saturday's game with an illness, but that didn't stop Monahan from earning at least one point in six of his past seven outings. He has five markers, including two game winners, and two assists during that span. Mark Giordano leads the Flames with 126 shots, but Monahan is just one shot behind. The sophomore center has been a key contributor to Calgary's success and he should be owned in more than 35% of Yahoo leagues.


Chris Stewart (BUF) - RW - Owned in 7% of Yahoo leagues


Stewart has notched nine goals and nine assists in 48 games this season for Buffalo. However, he's been much better lately. He has contributed four goals and six points in his last five contests. Stewart is eligible for unrestricted free agency at the end of the season and there's a good chance that he'll be traded before the deadline. He is helping his trade value right now and could get a boost depending on where he ends up. If you are hesitating about taking a shot at him now despite his recent success then he's worth keeping an eye on.


Michael Del Zotto (PHI) - D - Owned in 14% of Yahoo leagues


Del Zotto has been scratched 11 times this season. He's voiced his disappointment and frustration, but now he's playing regularly and he's chipping in plenty of offense. Del Zotto topped 20 minutes of ice time in 12 of his 14 games during January. He also ended the month with a six-game point streak. The 24-year-old blueliner posted three goals and four assists over that span to give him 17 points in 39 matches. Del Zotto is playing confidently now and he has the trust of his coach, which makes him worthwhile fantasy player again. He also posts solid numbers in hits (91) and blocks (70).


John Klingberg (DAL) - D - Owned in 14% of Yahoo leagues


Klingberg ranks sixth in the league in rookie scoring and second among first-year defensemen with 24 points in 35 games. He exploded for four points in Saturday's 5-2 win over Winnipeg and three of them came on the power play. Klingberg has recorded six points with the man advantage this campaign, but a spot on the top unit has the potential to yield plenty more. He has gone through some hot and cold patches this year, which isn't surprising for a young player. Klingberg is in the midst of another successful streak with five goals and six assists in his past eight games.


Alex Killorn (TBL) - C, LW - Owned in 7% of Yahoo leagues


Killorn has formed a successful trio with Jonathan Drouin and Cedric Paquette on Tampa Bay's third line. Paquette has registered five goals and one assist during a surprising four-game point streak and Drouin has earned four helpers over a three-game point spree. Killorn hasn't been streaking like his linemates, but he has been consistently producing in his past 12 outings. He has generated 10 points, including seven assists, during that time. Killorn has 11 goals and 25 points in 43 games, while skating with a variety of players on the Lightning. If you are looking for a riskier pick to take advantage of while they are hot then any member of this combination could be a solid target.


Mika Zibanejad (OTT) - C, RW - Owned in 10% of Yahoo leagues


Zibanejad has scored in three straight games and he's picked up at least one point in four consecutive contests. He is skating with Bobby Ryan, who is the Senators' leading scorer, for a while and to two of them were recently joined by Clarke MacArthur in what should be considered the team's top offensive unit. The 21-year-old Swede has 13 goals and 26 points in 46 games this year, which has him on pace for a career year.

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