NHL Waiver Wire: Pickups of the Week

NHL Waiver Wire: Pickups of the Week

This article is part of our NHL Waiver Wire series.

Only four days until the NHL trade deadline and there's been plenty of recent activity.  Most of the deals have involved players who hold marginal value, but a few will end up affecting the fantasy landscape.  Some will move up the depth chart, some will slip down and others will completely drop out of the lineup.

Your job is to pay attention to what's happening and make decisions based on the transactions.  RotoWire is here to help with plenty of resources, including this column.  Look at who's listed below, but also take the time to check out our other excellent NHL material:

(Ownership rates/stats as of Feb. 20.)

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Tyler Toffoli, VAN (Yahoo: 41%, ESPN: 40%, CBS: 52%): Toffoli left the Kings on a high note by notching a hat-trick Saturday and arrived in Vancouver just in time for the announcement that fellow right-winger Brock Boeser may be sidelined for a couple months.  So, yeah, no pressure.  He started his Canucks career Wednesday alongside Elias Pettersson and appeared to fit right in with an assist and four shots.  Based on the exciting potential this arrangement could provide, you should probably load up on Toffoli.

Tyler Bertuzzi, DET (Yahoo: 37%, ESPN: 75%, CBS: 65%): The Red Wings may be awful this season, but plenty of talent and hustle can be found across the roster.  Bertuzzi leads the club with 18 goals and 12 power-play points while looking like a dynamo on the ice.  That obviously hasn't convinced most Yahoo

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