NHL Waiver Wire: Picks of the Week
NHL Waiver Wire: Picks of the Week

This article is part of our NHL Waiver Wire series.

The NHL trade deadline didn't disappoint. A number of teams bulked up for their respective stretch drives and playoff runs, and there were even a few surprises.

Most notably, St. Louis dealt upcoming unrestricted free agent Paul Stastny. However, the Blues also unloaded Kevin Shattenkirk a year ago in the final season of his contract, so perhaps it shouldn't have been that shocking.

Regardless, a number of players on new teams and backup netminders filling in for injured starters headline this week's recommendations.

Here's the schedule for the next scoring period from March 5-11:

Two games: Hurricanes, Kings, Sharks, Blues, Maple Leafs

Four games: Coyotes, Bruins, Sabres, Flames, Blackhawks, Stars, Penguins, Canucks

All other teams play three games

Remember to keep an eye on who is cut in your leagues, as potential upgrades come in all forms. Also, note the players previously covered in this space listed below this week's recommendations.

Forwards

Kyle Connor, WPG (Yahoo: 23%, ESPN: 40%, CBS: 68%): Reunited with Mark Scheifele and Blake Wheeler atop the Winnipeg depth chart and coming off a strong February (six tallies, five helpers and 31 shots through 12 games), Connor should be owned in most formats. After all, the Jets' top line has combined for 4.19 goals and 13.84 high-danger scoring chances per 60 minutes, too.

Kevin Fiala, NAS (Yahoo: 30%, ESPN: 36%, CBS: 67%): The Preds have won five consecutive games, scoring 25 goals during that span. Fiala has been a solid secondary scorer during the

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