This article is part of our NHL Waiver Wire series.
The All-Star break offers a nice recess for fantasy owners to prepare for the stretch drive.
It's the opportune time to map out a plan of attack and double-check league settings. In particular, it's helpful to know the dates of the trade deadline and playoff period, how many transactions or FAAB dollars you have left and where you stand in formats with a games-played limit.
While every league is different, attention to detail will provide a leg up.
But most importantly, enjoy the breather.
Here's the schedule for the next scoring period from Jan. 29-Feb. 4:
One game: Oilers
Two games: Coyotes, Rangers
Four games: Hurricanes, Canadiens, Senators, Sharks, Golden Knights
All other teams play three games
It's important to keep an eye on who is cut in your leagues because potential upgrades come in all forms. Also, remember to check the players previously covered, listed below.
Bo Horvat, VAN (Yahoo: 33%, ESPN: 44%, CBS: 70%): Now two outings removed from an 18-game absence due to a leg injury, Horvat should be gobbled back up if available in all but the shallowest settings. He collected a pair of assists in his most recent outing to improve to 10 goals, 12 assists and a respectable 2.37 points per 60 minutes through 30 contests. Horvat has also slotted right back into a top-line role and is skating with the No. 1 power-play unit.
Andreas Athanasiou, DET (Yahoo: 9%, ESPN: 18%, CBS: 23%): Discussed in this space multiple times, including