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: Based on fantasy transaction data and other factors including production, lineup and/or injury trends, these players are worth considering in season-long leagues. Forward positions indicate eligibility in Yahoo leagues.
FORWARD
Danton Heinen, LW/RW, ANA: Since being acquired by the Anaheim Ducks in a trade with the Boston Bruins, Heinen has two points (one goal, one assist) in two games skating on the second line with center Adam Henrique. With a more expanded role in the Ducks offense than he had with the Bruins, he is worth taking a flyer on.
Andreas Athanasiou, LW/RW, EDM: After getting two points (one goal, one assist) and two shots in his debut with Edmonton Oilers after being acquired in a trade with the Detroit Red Wings, Athanasiou doesn’t have a point and is minus-1 in his past two games. However, he should still be rostered in all league formats playing on a line with elite center Connor McDavid and centering the second power play.
Ondrej Kase, LW/RW, BOS: He has been held without a point in his first two games with the Bruins since coming over from the Ducks, but Kase has provided good category coverage with three SOG and three hits in that span. Kase is skating on a line with valuable fantasy forwards David Krejci and Jake DeBrusk, and he will have streaming appeal in deeper leagues for the remainder of the season.
Mikael Backlund, C, CGY: He had an assist, four SOG, and two hits for the Calgary Flames in a 4-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday. Backlund has 11 points (five goals, six assists) during a six-game point streak and 19 points (nine goals, 10 assists) and 40 SOG in his past 12 games. He has been centering a line with fantasy-relevant forward Matthew Tkachuk and is worth rostering in all formats.
Ondrej Palat, LW/RW, TBL: He scored a power-play goal, had four SOG, five hits and two blocked shots for the Lightning in their win against the Flames on Saturday. Palat skated on the Lightning’s top line with elite forwards Brayden Point and Nikita Kucherov in place of injured forward Steven Stamkos (lower body), who will be out 6-8 weeks because of core muscle surgery. As a result, Palat should be added in all fantasy formats for the remainder of the season if he maintains this lineup placement.
Denis Gurianov, RW, DAL: He scored a goal for the third consecutive game for the Dallas Stars in a 4-3 shootout loss to the St. Louis Blues on Saturday. Gurianov has three goals, one power-play assist and eight SOG in his past three games and is seeing ample playing time in the Stars top-six and on the second power play. He is worth streaming with favorable matchups against the Edmonton Oilers and Nashville Predators (twice) this week.
Phillip Danault, C, MTL: He had a goal and an assist for the Montreal Canadiens in a 4-3 overtime win against the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday. Danault has five points (one goal, four assists), five blocks, four hits and 13 SOG in his past five games and will have solid fantasy value for the rest of the season centering the Canadiens first line with forwards Tomas Tatar and Brendan Gallagher.
Other forwards to consider:
Dominik Kubalik, CHI; Tyson Jost, COL; Scott Laughton, PHI; Nick Ritchie, BOS; Nikita Gusev, NJD; Sonny Milano, ANA; Kevin Fiala, MIN; Bobby Ryan, OTT; Kevin Hayes, PHI; Joel Kellman, SJS; Adrian Kempe, LAK; Jayce Hawryluk, OTT; Jordan Eberle, NYI
DEFENSEMAN
Samuel Girard, COL: He had an assist for the Colorado Avalanche in a 3-2 win against the Nashville Predators on Saturday. Girard has four points (one goal, three assists), including one on the power play, and five SOG in his past three games and already has an NHL career high in assists (29) and points (33). He is rosterable in all formats skating in the top-four and running the point of the second power play, and he has three favorable road matchups this week against the Red Wings, Vancouver Canucks and San Jose Sharks.
Erik Gustafsson, CGY: He has two assists, including one on the power play, in his first three games with the Flames since being acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks. Gustafsson is skating on the third pair but is running the point on the top power play with exposure to top forwards Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan, Tkachuk and Elias Lindholm. He will have good streaming value for the rest of the season, especially if he begins to see an expanded role at even strength.
Other defensemen to consider:
Alec Martinez, VGK; Devon Toews, NYI; Vince Dunn, STL; Duncan Keith, CHI; Adam Fox, NYR; Mario Ferraro, SJS; Marcus Pettersson, PIT; Jaccob Slavin, CAR; Greg Pateryn, MIN 
GOALIE
Alex Stalock, MIN: He made 24 saves for the Minnesota Wild in a 5-0 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday, his fourth shutout of the season. Stalock has won four straight starts and has a 2.00 goals-against average and .923 save percentage in that span. He has four favorable games this week against the Predators, Sharks, Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks.
Other goalies to consider:
Pavel Francouz, COL; Thatcher Demko, VAN; Igor Shesterkin, NYR; Juuse Saros, NSH; Carter Hutton, BUF; Mike Smith, EDM; Anton Khudobin, DAL; Jake Allen, STL; Alexandar Georgiev, NYR; Calvin Petersen, LAK
GAMES THIS WEEK:
MOST: ANA, CHI, COL, EDM, MIN, NSH, PIT, SJS, TBL (four each)
FEWEST: ARI, FLA, LAK, WPG (two each)

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