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by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

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Buffalo Sabres: Rookie forward Victor Olofsson ($3,700 in FanDuel) scored a power-play goal and had an assist and five shots on goal against the Ottawa Senators on Thursday. He has four points (two goals, two assists), including two power-play goals, and 18 SOG in five NHL games. Playing mostly on the top line and first power play with elite center Jack Eichel, Olofsson is worth streaming for Buffalo's season finale against the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday and adding in keeper/dynasty leagues because left wing Jeff Skinner could become an unrestricted free agent July 1.

Colorado Avalanche: Elite right wing Mikko Rantanen (upper body) is not expected to play in Colorado's regular-season finale against the San Jose Sharks on Saturday. Rantanen, who has missed the past seven games, has been replaced on the top line by forward Alexander Kerfoot ($4,400 in FanDuel), who has points in six of his past seven games and is worth streaming in all formats against the Sharks on Saturday.

Dallas Stars: Elite goalie Ben Bishop ($9,000 in FanDuel) is expected to return against the Minnesota Wild on Saturday in the regular-season finale. Bishop, who has missed the past four games with a lower-body injury and been limited to 45 games this season because of multiple injuries, leads the NHL in save percentage (.933) and is a must-start goalie in all formats.

New York Islanders: Center Brock Nelson ($5,900 in FanDuel) scored a goal against the Florida Panthers on Thursday, giving him points in three straight games. Nelson has multiple shots on goal in eight straight games totaling 25 in the span playing on the second line and first power-play unit. Nelson has an NHL career-high 53 points (25 goals, 28 assists) in 81 games this season. The Islanders visit the Washington Capitals in their regular-season finale on Saturday.

Philadelphia Flyers: Rookie goalie Carter Hart ($7,800 in FanDuel) is expected to start against the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday in the season finale. Hart, who has a .919 save percentage in 30 games this season, has a winnable home matchup considering the Hurricanes have clinched a spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Pittsburgh Penguins: Elite defenseman Kris Letang returned to the lineup against the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday and had five shots on goal in 25:52. Letang is worth rostering in FanDuel DFS contests against the New York Rangers on Saturday with even-strength and power-play exposure to elite centers Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, who also returned and had an assist against Detroit. Crosby broke his 10-game goal drought against the Red Wings and is worth spending up for against the Rangers.

San Jose Sharks: Elite defenseman Erik Karlsson ($7,000 in FanDuel) is expected to return against the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday in the regular-season finale. Karlsson, who hasn't played since Feb. 26 because of a groin injury, has 45 points (three goals, 42 assists) in 52 games and is worth rostering in all formats.

Valuable forward Timo Meier (wrist) left the game against the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday and did not return. Meier ($5,700 in FanDuel) is uncertain for the game against the Avalanche on Saturday.

St. Louis Blues: Forward David Perron had two power-play points (one goal, one assist) against the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday, giving him points in three straight games with three PPP in the span. Perron, who's playing on the first power play with valuable forwards Vladimir Tarasenko, Ryan O'Reilly and Brayden Schenn, has been limited to 56 games because of injury but has 46 points, 14 on the power play. He is a must-own fantasy forward for the season finale against the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday.

 

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