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Fantasy Hockey Week 26 Waiver Wire Forwards – 04/09/24

The fantasy hockey waiver wire is the best place to find players each week who will help your fantasy hockey team win, whether it be for the short term or the long term, especially in the final week of the fantasy season. You have likely already taken full advantage this year in fantasy hockey. As there are every week, there will be strong options on the waiver wire at forward that we will look at. Whether it is only for a few games, these players are worth adding to help your team out. This is the place where you can find great options to take advantage of before anyone else does.

Fantasy Hockey Waiver Wire: Forwards to Consider for Week 26

William Eklund, San Jose Sharks

The San Jose Sharks continue to be led by their top line, but with the recent great play by William Eklund, he has moved up and continued to do so. The 21-year-old is skating alongside Mikael Granlund and Fabian Zetterlund, the two best offensive players this season for the Sharks. As of late, Eklund has moved right into that conversation as well.

In terms of opponents this week, the Sharks have solid matchups for the top line to at least continue scoring. The team faces the Calgary Flames, Seattle Kraken, and Minnesota Wild, none of whom are playoff teams or still fighting to get into the playoffs. Eklund is up to 15 goals and 40 points in his rookie season and has five goals to go along with 10 points in his last nine games, recording points in seven of those and scoring a hat trick last week. Five of those points have come on the power play and he trickles in other contributing stats along the way.

Brayden Schenn, St. Louis Blues

Brayden Schenn has been a big part of the offense for the St. Louis Blues the past few weeks as the team tried to stay in the hunt for the playoffs. While the team is pretty much eliminated at this point with not enough games to make up enough ground, it doesn’t mean that Schenn, who recently got moved to the top line, is going to stop competing.

Not only is Schenn producing at five-on-five with Robert Thomas as his center, but he has also added power-play points, giving him even more value. Schenn has four goals and five points in the previous four games as he also shoots, hits, and will block shots. The Blues also have three matchups this week against the lowly Chicago Blackhawks, Carolina Hurricanes, and Kraken. Two of those three games should see Schenn feast on points and add a lot of fantasy value as he’s been doing.

Juraj Slafkovsky, Montreal Canadiens

Juraj Slafkovsky is having himself a nice breakout season and is one of the bright spots for the Montreal Canadiens this season. Since being moved to the top line where he won’t be moving off of anytime soon, he has played very well and is starting to reach his potential at a quick rate.

After struggling to produce for a couple of weeks time in late February/early March, Slafkovsky has done nothing but put up points over the past 15 games. During that span he has three goals and 14 points in 15 games as someone who hadn’t turned 20 when it started. What has been great about Slafkovsky is that he hits a lot of different categories, adding penalty minutes, lots of blocks for a forward, shooting a good amount, and contributing on the power play too. The Canadiens play the Philadelphia Flyers, New York Islanders, and Ottawa Senators, so goals will get scored from Montreal this week.

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Players that may seem like great waiver wire pickups could fade quickly, while others could turn out to be great for a long time. These three players appear to be strong options in Week 26 of the fantasy hockey season among those who should be available. Take advantage before it is too late and make sure to check in with us next week for more strong options.

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