Sam Reinhart, C, Buffalo Sabres
DraftKings price: $3,700
Reinhart is expected to return to Buffalo's lineup Wednesday at the Montreal Canadiens after sustaining an upper-body injury Jan. 20 and missing the past three games. The 20-year-old will likely be back with his usual linemates Evander Kane ($6,000) and All-Star selection Ryan O'Reilly ($5,900), presenting affordable stacking options that should have low ownership for a road game. The Habs allow the sixth-most DraftKings points to opposing centers, and 10 of Reinhart's 12 goals this season have come in road games (2.9 DraftKings points per contest). He's tied for 19th among centers in price and had 3.5 DraftKings points (one assist, three shots on goal) against the Canadiens on Oct. 23.
Ondrej Palat, W, Tampa Bay Lightning
DraftKings price: $4,300
Palat has only played 29 of the Lightning's 49 games this season and has underachieved offensively when healthy after averaging more than 60 points in his past two seasons. That said, he's in a great spot Wednesday with extra rest after the All-Star break on a line with Steven Stamkos ($7,200) and Vladislav Namestnikov ($4,000), and has been showing flashes of production in recent weeks. He's currently in a three-game point drought, but has recent multipoint outings on Jan. 19 (6.5 DraftKings points) and Jan. 12 (9.0). At this price, he's a low-risk, high-reward option.
Mike Green, D, Detroit Red Wings
DraftKings price: $4,700
Green is manning the Red Wings' top power-play unit with Niklas Kronwall (knee) on injured reserve, and is putting up strong fantasy peripheral coverage in his absence. He has two assists, 12 SOG and five blocks in his past four games, which amounts to a much better DraftKings points per game rate (3.1) than his season average (2.4). He did not have a point against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Oct. 13, but racked up two SOG and three blocks in the game. He's tied for eighth in DraftKings price among defensemen on a light Wednesday slate and is a value pick worth rostering.
Eddie Lack, G, Carolina Hurricanes
DraftKings price: $6,700
Lack powered into the All-Star break with a 26-save shutout against the Chicago Blackhawks, and faces the Calgary Flames for the second time this season Wednesday. He stopped 33 of 35 shots faced against the Flames on Jan. 24 and has allowed one goal or fewer in three of his past five road games. In his past 10 games, Lack is 6-3-1 with a .931 save percentage and two shutouts, and the Flames have scored two goals or fewer in five of their past six games. With the New York Islanders, Pittsburgh Penguins, New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia Flyers winning Tuesday, the Hurricanes need a win to keep up with the pack as they sit three points out of the final wild card spot in the Eastern Conference. The only possible starter who could be cheaper than Lack is Ben Scrivens ($6,600), but Montreal's goaltending simply cannot be trusted in DFS until Carey Price returns.
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