Every Monday, NHL.com identifies potential waiver-wire pickups and points out lineup moves and schedule impacts for fantasy hockey.
The rookie crop this season has been as good as advertised. Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers, the first pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, had 12 points in 13 games before sustaining a shoulder injury which will keep him out of action for a few months. Jack Eichel of the Buffalo Sabres, the No. 2 pick, has five goals. Max Domi of the Arizona Coyotes has 12 points, as does Artemi Panarin of the Chicago Blackhawks.