Week 6! The Bruins and Golden Knights have finally lost in regulation, and the Sharks have found themselves on a winning streak. Can things get crazier than they did during the last week? We can look ahead in the 2023-24 Fantasy Hockey Week 6 Weekly Planner.
The upcoming week will feature a great event in the 2023 NHL Global Series taking place in Stockholm, Sweden. This event will see the Red Wings, Wild, Maple Leafs, and Senators do battle at the Avicii Arena from November 16 to the 19th. These games will also count towards the regular season standings!
We'll also have the latest class inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame! Be sure to check out the Hall of Fame Legends Classic on November 12th, and the induction celebration on the 13th. Congrats to Tom Barrasso, Ken Hitchcock, Pierre Lacroix, Henrik Lundqvist, Caroline Ouellette, Pierre Turgeon, and Mike Vernon!
Let's head back to the league though, where we should have a great slate of games ahead of us. We should find out in the 2023-24 Fantasy Hockey Week 6 Weekly Planner.
2023-24 Fantasy Hockey Week 6 Weekly Planner
November 11, 2023 - November 17, 2023
Nick Suzuki, Center, Montreal Canadiens (60% Rostered)
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Nick Suzuki didn't have the start to the year that he was looking to have. Fortunately, he's turned it around and is red-hot right now. The captain has recorded nine points (five goals and four assists) over his last seven games which includes a three-game goal streak.
Coach Martin St. Louis recently separated Suzuki from Cole Caufield to spread the offense out across two lines, and it doesn't look to have slowed either down. You'll find Suzuki flanked by Alex Newhook and Josh Anderson moving forward, and the line has gotten off to a great start.
Expect more of this production from Suzuki, as he is one of the few bright spots on the Canadiens roster. He will continue to have top forward minutes on the team along with the team's top powerplay unit.
Evan Rodrigues, Center/Left Wing, Florida Panthers (47% Rostered)
The Evan Rodrigues train hasn't hit full stride just yet, but you'll want to have an eye on his as the season moves along.
While the Panthers are without Sam Bennett for an indefinite period, Rodrigues will be the team's choice to replace him on the first line with Aleksander Barkov and Sam Reinhart. He hasn't had the best start to the season but recently recorded a game with one goal and one assist.
As long as Bennett is out of the lineup, Rodrigues will be worth the watch. Given the line that he is on, his point total should begin to rise as he is in on the action way more often.
Jaden Schwartz, Center/Left Wing, Seattle Kraken (36% Rostered)
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Riding an eight-game point streak (five goals and six assists), Jaden Schwartz deserves a spot on your fantasy team.
The Seattle Kraken's top scorer is off to a blazing start and is also in a great opportunity to continue it through the next part of the season. He finds himself on a line with Alexander Wennberg and Tye Kartye while also recording a lot of powerplay time per game.
Schwartz will continue to factor into many of the Kraken's goals, as they are a team that is lacking offensive prowess. He'll be a nice piece to add to fantasy if you are looking to find a guy who will add consistent scoring throughout the season.
Jack Hughes, Center/Left Wing, New Jersey Devils
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No player in the league had a hotter start to the 2023 campaign than Jack Hughes. Now, Hughes will be absent from the lineup for an indefinite length of time.
The 22-year-old exited last Friday's game during the first period and was soon labeled an upper-body injury. The initial diagnosis made the injury sound like it'd be a serious one for Hughes but thankfully further review showed it was not as bad as originally feared.
The young star can be considered week-to-week so we all hope he is in the lineup sooner rather than later.
Frederik Andersen, Goalie, Carolina Hurricanes
Frederik Andersen has had a career filled with several different injuries. Unfortunately, he has added another to the lengthy list as he has been ruled out indefinitely after medical evaluations discovered a blood clotting issue.
The 34-year-old was off to a great start this season, rocking a 4-1 record and adding a 2.87 GAA and .894 SV%. He is now on injured reserve while he works to battle through this health issue.
Carolina is confident that Freddie will make a full recovery, but no timeline has been added to the recovery process. We wish Andersen a full and fast recovery!
Artturi Lehkonen, Left Wing, Colorado Avalanche
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Following a heavy hit on Thursday night, Artturi Lehkonen was taken to the hospital for evaluations as a precaution. The Avalanche noted that Lehkonen was alert and responsive, while also having full mobility of his body.
The 28-year-old was in a collision with Jamie Oleksiak of the Seattle Kraken which resulted in Lehkonen falling into the boards awkwardly. Before the hit, he recorded an assist during nine minutes of ice time.
We now wait for further information on the Av but we can only assume this will keep him out of action for a little bit.
Team Worth Watching This Week
Detroit Red Wings
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The Yzerplan has taken shape in Detroit, and the Red Wings are now looking like one of the more dangerous teams in the league. As we head into the new week, the Wings have the fifth most goals scored in the entire league, and they are holding the second spot in the Atlantic Division standings.
Looking at Detroit's week ahead, they have a couple of Eastern Conference foes in the Blue Jackets, Senators, and Maple Leafs. On paper, the upcoming schedule will be favorable for the Red Wings in their pursuit of the Bruins for first in the division.
Throughout the week, expect the Detroit powerplay to be a difference-maker. Their 23.3% PP (ninth in the NHL) will go to work against some of the worst penalty kills in the league (Senators 24th and Maple Leafs 29th). This can mean a big week for the likes of Dylan Larkin, Moritz Seider, Shayne Gostisbehere, and Alex DeBrincat.
Outside of the statistics, all three opponents are off to rocky starts to the 2023 season. All three teams have been the topic of offside drama through the beginning half of the season, and are trying to find their way. The Wings can certainly take advantage of these teams and end the week on a high note.
Week 6 Most Games (4)
Anaheim Ducks – SJS, @NSH, @COL, FLA
Columbus Blue Jackets – @DET, @NYR, PIT, ARI
Florida Panthers – CHI, @SJS, @LAK, @ANA
Montreal Canadiens – BOS, VAN, CGY, VGK
New York Islanders – WSH, @EDM, @VAN, @SEA
Seattle Kraken – EDM, COL, @EDM, NYI
Vancouver Canucks – @TOR, @MTL, NYI, @CGY
Week 6 Fewest Games (2)
Boston Bruins – @MTL, @BUF
Carolina Hurricanes – @TBL, PHI
Chicago Blackhawks - @FLA, TBL
Los Angeles Kings – PHI, FLA
Minnesota Wild – DAL (1)
Nashville Predators – ARI, ANA
New Jersey Devils – @WPG, @PIT
New York Rangers – CBJ (1)
Ottawa Senators – CGY, DET
Philadelphia Flyers - @LAK, @CAR
Toronto Maple Leafs – VAN, @DET
Vegas Golden Knights – @WSH, @MTL
Washington Capitals – @NYI, VGK
Week 6 Back-To-Back Tracker
Anaheim Ducks - 11/14 @NSH & 11/15 @COL
Buffalo Sabres - 11/10 MIN & 11/11 @PIT
Calgary Flames - 11/10 @TOR & 11/11 @OTT
Carolina Hurricanes - 11/10 @FLA & 11/11 @TBL
Columbus Blue Jackets - 11/11 @DET & 11/12 @NYR
Dallas Stars - 11/11 @WPG & 11/12 @MIN
Detroit Red Wings - 11/16 @OTT & 11/17 TOR
Florida Panthers - 11/16 @LAK & 11/17 @ANA
Montreal Canadiens - 11/11 BOS & 11/12 VAN
New York Islanders - 11/15 @VAN & 11/16 @SEA
Philadelphia Flyers - 11/10 @ANA & 11/11 @LAK
Seattle Kraken - 11/15 @EDM & 11/16 NYI
Toronto Maple Leafs - 11/10 CGY & 11/11 VAN
Vancouver Canucks - 11/11 @TOR & 11/12 @MTL + 11/15 NYI & 11/16 @CGY
Washington Capitals - 11/10 @NJD & 11/11 @NYI
Winnipeg Jets - 11/17 BUF & 11/18 ARI
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