With the NHL playoffs lurking, some teams are giving their stars rest. If you own players like Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby, you might need some short term help. The players that can do that for you are sitting on the fantasy hockey waiver wire, here are four sure bets to help you withstand the loss of a star.
Joey MacDonald – G – Detroit Red Wings
Jimmy Howard suffered a shoulder injury on Saturday and is likely to miss some time. MacDonald finished up the game for him and looked good. Should Howard have to sit out a week or two, MacDonald could be a huge pickup for fantasy hockey ownerswho need goaltending help. The Red Wings defense should put MacDonald in position to have a few solid games while Howard is out. Check for updates, but add MacDonald if you need help in the net.