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When adjusting rosters, consider taking advantage of injury situations. Some players might benefit from increased responsibilities, while others could see reduced roles when an injured player returns to action.
You might also want to consider moving on from struggling players in exchange for an upgrade.
Antti Raanta, G, Hurricanes (53% rostered)
Raanta has a 3-1-0 record, a 3.03 GAA and an .870 save percentage in five appearances. Despite these average numbers, the 34-year-old netminder has a big opportunity as Carolina’s new No. 1 netminder, especially with Frederik Andersen’s uncertain return due to a blood clotting issue. Raanta has filled in for Andersen before and performed well, showcasing his potential for success this season.
Example of a deal from the Yahoo Trade Market: Raanta for Philipp Grubauer
Reilly Smith, LW/RW, Penguins (58% rostered)
Smith has proven to be a great addition for Pittsburgh, notching six goals, 11 points, and 24 shots on net through 10 games. Having exposure to key players like Evgeni Malkin, Sidney Crosby, and Jake Guentzel makes him a valuable asset.
Example of a deal from the Yahoo Trade Market: Smith for Jared McCann
Bryan Rust, RW, Penguins (51% rostered)
Rust, alongside Crosby and Guentzel, has tallied six goals, 11 points, 33 shots on target, and 11 blocked shots through 10 games, showcasing his potential for a career year.
Example of a deal from the Yahoo Trade Market: Rust for Kevin Fiala
Pavel Zacha, C, Bruins (61% rostered)
Zacha’s improved performance alongside David Pastrnak and an increased average ice time gives him promising potential for this season.
Example of a deal from the Yahoo Trade Market: Zacha for Evan Rodrigues
Patrik Laine, C/LW/RW, Blue Jackets (73% rostered)
Laine’s point production and positional eligibility are assets, but his recurring injuries make him a headache. Consider trading him for a good return.
Example of a deal from the Yahoo Trade Market: Laine for Pierre-Luc Dubois
Matty Beniers, C, Kraken (44% rostered)
Beniers’ sophomore season has been underwhelming compared to his rookie year. Consider trading him, especially in redraft formats.
Example of a deal from the Yahoo Trade Market: Beniers for Teuvo Teravainen
Tyler Bertuzzi, LW, Maple Leafs (29% rostered)
Bertuzzi’s struggles can make him a potential trade option, but his potential playing alongside William Nylander and John Tavares can be an attractive selling point.
Example of a deal from the Yahoo Trade Market: Bertuzzi for Joonas Korpisalo
Oliver Ekman-Larsson, D, Panthers (24% rostered)
Ekman-Larsson’s potential return of Ekblad and Montour could reduce his value. It may be wise to trade him while he’s hot.
Example of a deal from the Yahoo Trade Market: Ekman-Larsson for Mark Scheifele
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