NHL Waiver Wire: Pickups of the Week
NHL Waiver Wire: Pickups of the Week

This article is part of our NHL Waiver Wire series.

Expressions of admiration don't have to be confined to one day.  As fantasy owners, we should regularly be praising the players who have helped us throughout the season.  And like those who might be alone on Valentine's Day, we should also express compassion to those NHLers who tried hard but struggled or got injured.

While love might not be your thing, you should at least like some of the following uptrending achievers:

(Ownership rates/stats as of Feb. 13.)

Forwards

Jason Zucker, PIT (Yahoo: 47%, ESPN: 75%, CBS: 60%): The Penguins finally landed Zucker on Monday after several attempts as they prepare for another Cup run.  And he's already been provided a head start by lining up with Sidney Crosby on even-strength.  Zucker is also situated on Pittsburgh's second power play, but based on previous results — namely, the 30 power-play points  the last two seasons — there's a decent chance he could be promoted to play with the big guns.

Kevin Fiala, MIN (Yahoo: 34%, ESPN: 45%, CBS: 33%): Fiala flew through November and December by posting 23 points and 60 shots in 28 games.  But it's the Swiss winger's most recent five that has boosted ownership, as he's produced five goals, five assists, five PPPs and 26 shots.  Fiala has also received more ice time lately as part of the Wild's top unit.  He's finally living up to his 11th overall selection from 2014 and will make a solid addition to your roster for the rest of

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