2022-23 Fantasy Hockey Week 11 Weekly Planner

by Michael Proctor
2022-23 Fantasy Hockey Week 11 Weekly Planner

It's that time of the week again! Welcome back for this week's 2022-23 Fantasy Hockey Week 11 Weekly Planner.

We saw a number of great games last week, but the biggest headline wasn't one specific game. It was Alex Ovechkin recording his 800th career goal with a hat trick and climbing up the all-time ranks. Ovi now sits in third on the leaderboard for goals, but currently sits one goal shy of tying Mr. Hockey, Gordie Howe. As the 37-year-old Ovechkin hasn't slowed down yet (20 goals in 32 games played this season), it is only a matter of time before he will pass Howe and set his sights on The Great One, Wayne Gretzky. Gretzky's record is 894 career goals, and it sure feels like Ovechkin will not stop until he claims the record as his own.

Week 11 is an extremely busy week for the league, as many teams have to deal with a back-to-back heading into the Christmas break. We even see three teams have five games in the next seven days!

We will see a rematch of last year's first-round playoff series between the New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins, which went a memorable seven games. Two of the Atlantic division's powerhouses are also set to square off, as the Tampa Bay Lightning take on the red-hot Toronto Maple Leafs. We are also going to see the Central division-leading Dallas Stars welcome in Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers.

Let's make the week before Christmas a good one! Let's dive in to the 2022-23 Fantasy Hockey Week 11 Weekly Planner.

2022-23 Fantasy Hockey Week 11 Weekly Planner

December 17, 2022 - December 23, 2022

Top Targets

Jake DeBrusk, Left Wing/Right Wing, Boston Bruins (66% Rostered)

It must be really nice getting to sit on a line with guys like Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron. Jake DeBrusk has accepted that role, and he has flourished so far this year as the team's top-line winger. DeBrusk is on pace to break all of his career highs and remains a valuable piece of the Bruins' offense. If you happen to see this guy laying around in free agency in your league, I absolutely recommend adding him to your team.

Pyotr Kochetkov, Goalie, Carolina Hurricanes (59% Rostered)

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The Canes may have themselves a new #1 goalie in town, and his name is Pyotr Kochetkov. After being recalled from the minors due to an injury to Frederik Andersen, Kochetkov has led the way with eight wins in 13 starts. He has split time with Antti Raanta, but Kochetkov has definitely been the team's go-to as of late. When Andersen returns from injury, the Canes will likely have to figure out a plan for their three goaltenders, but it will be hard to see Kochetkov going away any time soon.

Dmitry Orlov, Defense, Washington Capitals (35% Rostered)

Returning to the Capitals lineup after a 16-game absence, Dmitry Orlov is an always consistent play for fantasy hockey. The 31-year-old has registered three points in the past three games after returning from the long layoff, and the Caps hope to get him going on both the offensive end and the defensive end. Orlov also sees a good amount of powerplay time, so look for the offensive numbers to continue.

J.T. Compher, Center/Right Wing, Colorado Avalanche (16% Rostered)

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The Colorado Avalanche may be going through a serious bout with the injury bug, but players like J.T. Compher are reaping the benefits of it. Compher is currently centering the team's second line, and has been leaned on heavily by the team even strength as well as on the special teams. He has registered a goal and two assists over the team's last three games, so look to see if Compher can take advantage of the increased playing time.

Injury Alerts

Dylan Larkin, Center, Detroit Red Wings

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The Red Wings captain looks like he will be sidelined for the time being, as Dylan Larkin left Tuesday's game with a hand injury. Larkin has only missed one game for now, but the team is continuing to evaluate the injury further to determine the extent. No matter the length, the Wings will have to work through this giant loss in the lineup.

Shea Theodore, Defense, Vegas Golden Knights

Vegas is in the midst of a bad case of the injury bug, and Shea Theodore is the latest player to catch it. Theodore was injured in a collision last Friday night and has so far missed the team's last three games. The team labeled the injury as week-to-week, and expect him to miss at least the next three games. The Knights, who are also missing D-Men Zach Whitecloud and Alex Pietrangelo, hope that this isn't anything long-term for Theodore.

Tim Stuzle, Center/Left Wing, Ottawa Senators

20-year-old star Tim Stuzle has been placed on Injured Reserve by the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday and is expected to miss at least a week of action. The German suffered a shoulder injury on Monday after taking a hit, and he will be a notable absence for the Sens. Senators fans hope to have this guy back in the lineup as soon as possible.

Owen Power, Defense, Buffalo Sabres

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The first overall pick from the 2021 NHL Draft did not participate in Thursday's contest against the Avalanche after suffering an injury in warmups. Owen Power is still awaiting evaluation from the team on the lower-body injury that he suffered, and the Sabres hope that this doesn't lead to an extended absence. Power has contributed to the Sabres' back end, and want to see him back as soon as possible.

Team Worth Watching This Week

Ottawa Senators

The Senators may be one of the teams that have to deal with five games in seven days next week, but I think this will be a stretch that can turn their season around. Week 11 sees the Senators play in two back-to-backs this week, but their young legs can be seen as an advantage for them. The team is carrying a three-game winning streak into the new week, and we will see them with road contests against the Red Wings, Wild, and Jets.

They are then set to return home for a home back-to-back against the Capitals and the Red Wings for the second time in one week. We like their chances this week with a few high-scoring games, so look to see if you can have the Sens represented on your team this week.

Week 11 Most Games

Carolina Hurricanes (5) – DAL, PIT, NJD, @PIT, PHI

Ottawa Senators (5) - @DET, @MIN, @WPG, WAS, DET

Winnipeg Jets (5) - @VAN, @SEA, OTT, @BOS, @WAS

Week 11 Fewest Games

Buffalo Sabres (3) – @ARI, @VGK, TBL

Chicago Blackhawks (3) – NYR, NAS, CBJ

Minnesota Wild (3) – OTT, @ANA, @SJS

Pittsburgh Penguins (3) - @CAR, NYR, CAR

Seattle Kraken (3) – WPG, STL, @VAN

St. Louis Blues (3) - @VAN, @SEA, @VGK

Toronto Maple Leafs (3) - @WAS, TBL, PHI

Week 11 Back-To-Back Tracker

Anaheim Ducks - 12/20 @LAK & 12/21 MIN

Arizona Coyotes - 12/16 NYI & 12/17 BUF

Boston Bruins - 12/22 WPG & 12/23 @NJD

Calgary Flames - 12/22 @LAK & 12/22 @ANA

Carolina Hurricanes - 12/17 DAL & 12/18 PIT + 12/22 @PIT & 12/23 PHI

Columbus Blue Jackets - 12/19 DAL & 12/20 @PHI

Los Angeles Kings - 12/22 CGY & 12/23 @ARI

Minnesota Wild - 12/21 @ANA & 12/22 @SJS

New Jersey Devils - 12/20 @CAR & 12/21 @FLA

New York Islanders - 12/16 @ARI & 12/17 @VGK + 12/22 @NYR & 12/23 FLA

Ottawa Senators - 12/17 @DET & 12/18 @MIN + 12/22 WAS & 12/23 DET

Philadelphia Flyers - 12/22 @TOR & 12/23 @CAR

San Jose Sharks - 12/17 @LAK & 12/18 CGY

St. Louis Blues - 12/19 @VAN & 12/20 @SEA

Tampa Bay Lightning 12/20 @TOR & 12/21 @DET

Vancouver Canucks - 12/22 SEA & 12/23 @EDM

Washington Capitals - 12/22 @OTT & 12/23 WPG

Winnipeg Jets - 12/17 @VAN & 12/18 @SEA + 12/22 @BOS & 12/23 @WAS

Was there someone we should have included in the Week 11 Fantasy Hockey Planner? Let us know in the comments!

Be sure to get all of your Fantasy Hockey advice from the F6P team.

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