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Fantasy Focus: Mining the waiver wire for goaltending help, high-upside bets, and a sneaky top defenceman

This is a fun week to work the Fantasy Hockey waiver wire. 13 clubs play four games this week. Another 18 play three - some with favourable schedules, others with more challenging routes to navigate. Only the Vancouver Canucks skate for two contests so if you’re holding onto any of their periphery types, they would be an excellent option to swap out.

Daniel Vladař, G, Calgary Flames (44 percent rostered)

I spoke about Dan Vladař in last Friday's Robinson’s Rundown piece, highlighting Jacob Markström's struggles and how the Calgary Flames had just rolled out the Czech backup for three consecutive starts.

Fast forward to now and the 25-year-old tender has started six of the last eight games for the Flames while posting a 4-1-1 record. Coming up, Calgary has four games on tap all against non-pla

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