One week (and a day) down, and we have already seen some big name fantasy contributors head to the IR from top category hog Scott Hartnell, consistent performer Patric Hornqvist and top-flight scorers Max Pacioretty and Joffrey Lupul. We are here to remind you, just like the eighth-seeded Kings' run toward Lord Stanley, get to the dance and anything can happen.
Don't panic with such big injuries, just find some great replacements that hit similar categories as the departed. Even better, try to scout out categories you are barely losing out on and target players that are exceling in that department.
WAIVER WIRE WATCH
Kyle Turris (owned in 22 percent of Yahoo! Leagues) -- We all have been waiting for the No. 3 pick in the 2007 NHL Draft to break out in both fantasy and reality. A change of scenery has done that, as the 23-year-old has 16 goals and 34 points in 54 games played in Ottawa. The center has instant chemistry with Daniel Alfredsson and is playing in all situations for the Sens, averaging 1:38 PP TOI and 2:05 SH TOI. Turris has four games this week (WSH, MTL, @CAR, @MTL), and with two of them against the defensively-challenged Capitals and Hurricanes, expect a continued spike in his production.