Waiver Wired: Add Thornton

Corey Abbott
Rotoworld
Taking a look at some key notables of the Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 1. Sharks/Jets 5v4 play, Flames rushing and more.

Round 1 Roundup

Taking a look at some key notables of the Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 1. Sharks/Jets 5v4 play, Flames rushing and more.

David Perron, who has three goals and three assists in five games since his return from injury, is still available in 68% of Yahoo leagues. Andrei Svechnikov can be had in 68% of Yahoo leagues, while Kevin Labanc is owned in a mere 21% of Yahoo leagues.

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Andrew Shaw (MTL) - C, RW - Owned in 28% of Yahoo leagues

Shaw has recorded two goals and five assists in the last eight games. He has 21 shots and 24 hits during that span as well. Shaw has picked up a career-high 40 points in 56 games this campaign. With the Canadiens battling for a playoff spot, he has elevated his play and is worth adding down the final stretch. It’s worth noting that Shaw was removed from Saturday’s game as a precaution after he took an elbow to the head. Keep an eye on his status for Sunday’s match against Carolina.

Paul Stastny (VGK) - C - Owned in 27% of Yahoo leagues

Stastny has been an outstanding addition for Vegas this season. He has compiled 37 points in 45 games, while skating on the team’s second line. Stastny has been operating at close to 70-point pace. He has produced three goals and 10 assists in his past 13 matches. Mark Stone has been a great fit alongside Stastny, who still some shifts with members of the top unit of the Golden Knights at times.

Jakob Silfverberg (ANA) - RW - Owned in 26% of Yahoo leagues

Silfverberg has been enjoying his best offensive stretch of the season with seven goals and 14 points in 13 games this month. He has been held off the scoresheet just two times in his last 12 outings. Silfverberg has been skating alongside Ryan Getzlaf and Rickard Rakell on the top line of the Ducks.

Dustin Brown (LAK) - RW - Owned in 23% of Yahoo leagues

Brown has generated eight goals and 13 points in his past 16 contests, including four markers and three assists in his last six outings. Brown is currently riding a four-game point streak. He is still skating on the top unit with Anze Kopitar at even strength and on the power play. Brown also has 138 hits and 161 shots through 63 games.

Jordan Staal (CAR) - C - Owned in 17% of Yahoo leagues

Staal has heated up of late with three goals and two assists in his last four games. He has been skating on Carolina’s second line between Teuvo Teravainen and Andrei Svechnikov. Justin Williams (owned in 32% of Yahoo leagues) and Brett Pesce (owned in 4% of Yahoo leagues) appeared on Waiver Wired recently and they both remain solid choices if you are looking for other Hurricanes.

Joe Thornton (SJS) - C - Owned in 16% of Yahoo leagues

Thornton has generated three goals and six assists in his last 11 games. He has been red hot dating back to Jan. 7. Thornton has registered 10 goals and 27 points in his past 32 contests. He moved up from the third line to the second unit recently with Joe Pavelski out of the lineup. Thornton also runs the top power-play combination of the Sharks.

Bryan Rust (PIT) - LW, RW - Owned in 10% of Yahoo leagues

Rust has been hot and cold this season and he appears to be warning up for another productive stretch. He has one goal and two assists in his last three games, while skating on the first line with Sidney Crosby and Jake Guentzel. Rust also has four penalty minutes and eight shots during that stretch.

Marc-Edouard Vlasic (SJS) - D - Owned in 8% of Yahoo leagues

Vlasic has been surging offensively lately with 10 points, including nine assists, over a nine-game span. He has been held off the scoresheet once in his last seven outings, while collecting nine points, 11 shots, 13 blocks and a plus-4 rating. The Sharks should be on your radar with four home games scheduled for this coming week.

Michael Frolik (CGY) - LW, RW - Owned in 4% of Yahoo leagues

Frolik has racked up 10 points, including eight helpers, in the last seven matches thanks to four multi-point performances. He has been clicking on the second line with Matthew Tkachuk and Mikael Backlund (owned in 34% of Yahoo leagues).

Alexander Nylander (BUF) - LW, RW - Owned in 1% of Yahoo leagues

Nylander has produced two goals and two assists over a three-game point streak. He was promoted to the top line with Jack Eichel on Saturday and responded with a power-play marker. The Sabres play a league-high five times this coming week, so Nylander could be a solid addition if he continues to get top-six forward time.

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