Minutes Eaters: Players to Watch This Week
Minutes Eaters: Players to Watch This Week

One of the sometimes underrated aspects of fantasy hockey is ice time, but if you're not on the ice, you can't rack up points. Here are some players who have received more ice time lately and who have at least three games this week.

Joey Anderson, Devils - Anderson, who captained Team USA at the 2018 World Juniors, is known for his intangibles, and coaches love that. Since returning to the Devils lineup, Anderson has certainly caught John Hynes' attention, and his ice time has subsequently climbed from 10 minutes to 13 on Friday against the Leafs. The Devils have four games this week, including two against the hated Pennsylvania teams, and those will be physical affairs in which Anderson could excel. He has just one assist this season but also has six shots, two blocked shots and 10 hits.

Matt Grzelcyk, Bruins -
Bruce Cassidy eased him back into the lineup after a two-game absence, but in his third game back against the rival Leafs, Grzelcyk led all defensemen with 22:33 of ice time and collected one assist. The undersized 24-year-old has eight points in 14 games and he's on pace for a career season; his emergence as a top-four defenseman has made rumors of trading Torey Krug that much more sensible. The Bruins have four games coming up, which will be a good test for Grzelcyk as they await the return of Charlie McAvoy and Kevan Miller.

Miro Heiskanen, Stars -
The Stars' blue

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Jason Chen
Jason joined RotoWire in 2013. In 2014, he was a finalist for the FSWA Hockey Writer of the Year award. Jason has also written for Yahoo Sports, CBS Sports, The Hockey News, The Hockey Hall of Fame's Legends Magazine, and Centre Ice Magazine.
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