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Fantasy Hockey Waiver Wire for Week 10

A rookie defenseman is rapidly getting plucked from the wire after a great NHL debut. Don’t miss out on him and these other players in our fantasy hockey waiver wire report.

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Week 10 Fantasy Hockey Waiver Wire


LW/RW Kevin Labanc, SJS (42% Ownership): After a breakout 56-point campaign in 2018-19, Labanc regressed the following year. 33 points in 70 games, with an abysmal minus-33 rating (fifth-worst in the league). He is bouncing back this season with eight goals, 11 assists, and only a minus-3 rating in 20 contests. He has three goals and three helpers in his last seven matches and ranks fourth in San Jose scoring.

LW/RW Robby Fabbri, DET (28%): Fabbri scored a hat trick last Thursday, and has five goals in his last six games. The Red Wings were shutout in their two most recent affairs, but even they can’t be held off the scoresheet forever. Fabbri is playing on the top line with Dylan Larkin and Anthony Mantha, while also getting time on the second man advantage. Someone will have to score for Detroit, and Fabbri is the only one to be able to do so in the past three contests.

LW/RW Jesper Bratt, NJD (23%): Bratt has an ongoing five-game point streak, and seven points in his past nine meetings. He has 15 points in 24 games thus far, with four points scored on the power play, and has a short-handed point as well. He’s playing on a line with Jack Hughes and Kyle Palmieri and is manning the point on the top power-play unit. He’s only 22 and has three 30-point seasons under his belt. He may be able to make that four, despite missing time in an already shortened season.

LW/RW Joonas Donskoi, COL (22%): The winger just had a five-game point streak snapped, one that saw him rack up eight points. Donskoi has 10 goals and 11 assists in 31 games this season. He’s scoring at an improved pace over last year’s 33 points in 65 games, making 2021 the highest point per game ratio of his career. He’s fitting in well on Colorado’s third line, and chips in occasionally on the power play too.

C/LW/RW Calle Jarnkrok, NSH (21%): With three goals and four assists, Jarnkrok was named the NHL’s first star of the week, ahead of Connor McDavid and Mika Zibanejad. Jarnkrok has since been held scoreless in his past three appearances. Playing on Nashville’s second line, a point drought shouldn’t continue for long, as he hasn’t been blanked from the scoresheet for more than four consecutive games this season.

C/RW Janne Kuokkanen, NJD (16%): Likewise with Bratt, Kuokkanen is playing in the Devils’ top six and on the top power-play unit. He has nine points in his last nine outings, and 15 points in 25 games overall. A second-round pick in 2016, Kuokkanen is playing his first full NHL season. He doesn’t provide much category coverage, aside from his plus-9 rating. With a relatively low profile, he could make for a solid source of offense in deeper leagues where other owners overlooked him.


D Jamie Drysdale, ANA (49%): The sixth overall selection in the 2020 draft has already found his way to the NHL. It’s even less common for a blueliner to make the jump at 18 years old, but that’s what Drysdale has managed to do. He kicked off his NHL career with a goal, an assist, and a plus-2 rating. He didn’t provide any offense in the two following contests, but he’s fired three shots on goal each game and is playing on the Ducks top power-play unit. His ceiling is sky-high, but with only three games under his belt, consistency isn’t likely going to be there for him right away. He may be worth grabbing off the waiver wire in a keeper league, with the focus being on the future.

D Nicolas Hague, VGK (34%): The 22-year-old has four points in his past five meetings, bringing him up to 12 points in 27 games on the season. Hague has a plus-10 rating, 53 hits, and 37 blocks. With Alex Pietrangelo out of the lineup, Hague’s spot in the lineup is secure. His level of play will help him solidify that. He won’t see much time on the power play, if any, but he can be a sound number four to six defender in moderate to deep leagues.


G Martin Jones, SJS (42%): It’s been a while since saying this, but Jones is playing some good hockey. In his past three starts, he’s gone 2-0-1. He’s allowed only three goals against in the process, giving him a 0.97 GAA in that time frame. He’d have gone 3-0-0 in that span if the team in front of him was able to generate a second goal in their shootout loss to the Blues. Jones saved 100 of 103 shots, making his save percentage .971. San Jose’s next 14 games consist of no matchups with the Golden Knights, Avalanche, or Blues — the three highest-scoring teams in the division.

If you enjoyed Brandon’s Fantasy Hockey Waiver Wire, then you’ll definitely want to check out Mark Hillier’s Fantasy Hockey Goalie Streams for Week 10!

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