NHL Waiver Wire: Pickups of the Week

NHL Waiver Wire: Pickups of the Week

This article is part of our NHL Waiver Wire series.

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Still no repeat waiver recommendations from previous columns this season, though there could be ones in the coming weeks.

(Rostered rates/stats as of Jan. 13.)

Forwards

Adrian Kempe, LA (Yahoo: 39%): Kempe is on pace to shatter his career high in points (37) with 22 so far and goals in five of his last seven games. He's also been activem averaging more than 18 minutes and roughly three shots on net. Playing beside Anze Kopitar has its advantages and Kempe is reaping the rewards. And with a prime role on both special-teams units, he's destined to find the scoresheet more often than not.

Jeff Carter, PIT (Yahoo: 39%): The recently-turned 37-year-old has enjoyed his time since arriving in Pittsburgh and it could get better if Tuesday's contest is any indication. While Evgeni Malkin's reappearance dropped Carter to the second power play, the duo combined on the second line and contributed all four goals. Carter even operated as the center and won nine of 12 faceoffs. If this partnership continues, expect excellent

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