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Fantasy Effects: 10 days after the trade deadline

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A few days ago NHL.com provided fantasy hockey fans with 10 under-the-radar pickups for the final stretch. Four of those players were guys that had recently been traded. Today we break things down even further by looking at any relevant fantasy player that was traded prior to the NHL's deadline on Monday, Feb. 28. It's always difficult to gauge exactly how a newcomer will perform with his new squad, but 10 days after the deadline, we should start to see some trends.

While some of the players listed below are surely owned in your fantasy league, a few of them may still be out there on waivers and are certainly worth adding as you approach your league's playoffs. Remember, sometimes it takes time for these newbies to get used to a different setting and teammates -- some patience needs to be shown from a fantasy viewpoint, and hopefully they'll reward you in the end.

In order from the most owned in standard Yahoo! Fantasy Leagues to the least owned, here is a list of any potentially fantasy-relevant players that were dealt prior to the deadline, their ownership percentage, their statistics with their new team, their total season stats and what you should do with them in regards to your fantasy team.

Alex Goligoski, Dallas Stars, D (owned in 94 percent of Yahoo! Leagues)

8 games with DAL: 1 G, 6 A, plus-3, 10 PIMs, 2 PPP, 14 SOG

68 games total: 10 G, 28 A, plus-23, 38 PIMs, 19 PPP, 115 SOG

Verdict: add him -- stepping in smoothly on the top defensive pairing with Stephane Robidas

Tomas Kaberle, Boston Bruins, D (93 percent)

8 games with BOS: 0 G, 1 A, plus-3, 0 PIMs, 0 PPP, 7 SOG

66 games total: 3 G, 36 A, plus-1, 16 PIMs, 22 PPP, 106 SOG

Verdict: bench him -- clearly off to a slow start and focusing more on defensive role early on

Chris Stewart, St. Louis Blues, RW (87 percent)

11 games with STL: 9 G, 3 A, plus-1, 11 PIMs, 6 PPP, 21 SOG

47 games total: 22 G, 20 A, minus-9, 49 PIMs, 14 PPP, 116 SOG

Verdict: add him -- he is flourishing with his new squad despite the team struggling

Dustin Penner, Los Angeles Kings, LW (79 percent)

4 games with LAK: 1 G, 2 A, plus-1, 0 PIMs, 0 PPP, 6 SOG

66 games total: 22 G, 20 A, minus-11, 45 PIMs, 8 PPP, 143 SOG

Verdict: add him -- only good things coming while on the top line with Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams

Craig Anderson, Ottawa Senators, G (78 percent)

8 games (8 starts) with OTT: 5-3-0, 1.49 GAA, .954 save percentage, 1 shutout

41 games (39 starts) total: 18-18-3, 2.90 GAA, .909 save percentage, 1 shutout

Verdict: add him immediately -- he may not keep it up playing for OTT, but ride him before it's too late

Erik Johnson, Colorado Avalanche, D (77 percent)

8 games with COL: 2 G, 2 A, minus-3, 6 PIMs, 2 PPP, 24 SOG

63 games total: 7 G, 16 A, minus-11, 43 PIMs, 7 PPP, 132 SOG

Verdict: add him -- but don't expect much more than what he's done in his first 8 games with the Avs

James Neal, Pittsburgh Penguins, LW (74 percent)

7 games with PIT: 1 G, 1 A, even, 4 PIMs, 0 PPP, 16 SOG

66 games total: 22 G, 19 A, plus-8, 64 PIMs, 8 PPP, 176 SOG

Verdict: add him -- off to a slow start, but the talented winger will get it going eventually

Bryan McCabe, New York Rangers, D (70 percent)

6 games with NYR: 0 G, 2 A, plus-3, 0 PIMs, 2 PPP, 13 SOG

54 games total: 5 G, 19 A, plus-6, 28 PIMs, 9 PPP, 1010 SOG

Verdict: drop him -- despite manning the power play, he isn't seeing enough total ice time to be helpful

Dennis Wideman, Washington Capitals, D (54 percent)

5 games with WSH: 0 G, 2 A, plus-5, 2 PIMs, 0 PPP, 11 SOG

66 games total: 9 G, 26 A, minus-21, 35 PIMs, 19 PPP, 146 SOG

Verdict: add him -- it's only a matter of time before he starts contributing more in D.C.

Dan Ellis, Anaheim Ducks, G (45 percent)

6 games (6 starts) with ANA: 4-1-1, 2.26 GAA, .911 save percentage, 0 shutouts

37 games (34 starts) total: 17-8-7, 2.81 GAA, .893 save percentage, 2 shutouts

Verdict: add him -- with Jonas Hiller's return in doubt, Ellis will be relied on for plenty of action

Niclas Bergfors, Florida Panthers, RW (35 percent)

5 games with FLA: 0 G, 2 A, plus-1, 0 PIMs, 0 PPP, 15 SOG

57 games total: 11 G, 20 A, minus-10, 6 PIMs, 9 PPP, 114 SOG

Verdict: leave him -- wait another year or two for the 24-year-old

Brad Boyes, Buffalo Sabres, RW (34 percent)

5 games with BUF: 2 G, 2 A, even, 0 PIMs, 1 PPP, 11 SOG

67 games total: 14 G, 31 A, plus-11, 30 PIMs, 10 PPP, 143 SOG

Verdict: add him -- off to a fast start with new squad

Brian Elliott, Colorado Avalanche, G (33 percent)

4 games (4 starts) with COL: 0-3-1, 3.95 GAA, .890 save percentage, 0 shutouts

47 games (43 starts) total: 13-22-9, 3.26 GAA, .893 save percentage, 3 shutouts

Verdict: leave him -- Avs are in rebuild mode

Kris Versteeg, Philadelphia Flyers, LW (32 percent)

11 games with PHI: 4 G, 1 A, plus-1, 4 PIMs, 1 PPP, 25 SOG

64 games total: 18 G, 22 A, -12, 33 PIMs, 14 PPP, 153 SOG

Verdict: add him -- he can only improve skating on a line with Mike Richards

Al Montoya, New York Islanders, G (23 percent)

11 games (9 starts) with NYI and season total: 6-2-2, 2.02 GAA, .927 save percentage, 1 shutout

Verdict: add him -- his current hot streak may end before you know it

Mike Fisher, Nashville Predators, C (21 percent)

12 games with NSH: 1 G, 3 A, -5, 4 PIMs, 2 PPP, 29 SOG

67 games total: 15 G, 13 A, -24, 37 PIMs, 11 PPP, 161 SOG

Verdict: leave him -- we were hoping the plus/minus would improve at worst case

Jason Arnott, Washington Capitals, C (19 percent)

5 games with WSH: 1 G, 2 A, plus-4, 4 PIMs, 1 PPP, 9 SOG

67 games total: 14 G, 13 A, minus-5, 36 PIMs, 6 PPP, 148 SOG

Verdict: add him -- centering Caps' second-line with Alexander Semin and seeing time on top PP unit

Alex Kovalev, Pittsburgh Penguins, RW (19 percent)

6 games with PIT: 1 G, 0 A, even, 8 PIMs, 0 PPP, 9 SOG

60 games total: 15 G, 13 A, minus-9, 36 PIMs, 9 PPP, 132 SOG

Verdict: leave him -- trade to playoff contender hasn't done much; he appears to be running out of gas

Kevin Shattenkirk, St. Louis Blues, D (19 percent)

11 games with STL: 0 G, 5 A, plus-3, 10 PIMs, 2 PPP, 18 SOG

57 games total: 7 G, 24 A, minus-8, 30 PIMs, 12 PPP, 85 SOG

Verdict: add him in deeper leagues -- especially in keeper leagues

Rich Peverley, Boston Bruins, C (14 percent)

7 games with BOS: 1 G, 1 A, plus-1, 0 PIMs, 0 PPP, 10 SOG

66 games total: 15 G, 21 A, -15, 35 PIMs, 12 PPP, 171 SOG

Verdict: leave him -- playing minor role on a very deep team in Boston

Ian White, San Jose Sharks, D (11 percent)

8 games with SJS: 0 G, 3 A, plus-5, 2 PIMs, 1 PPP, 21 SOG

47 games total: 2 G, 17 A, minus-1, 20 PIMs, 6 PPP, 108 SOG

Verdict: leave him -- unless you need shots from your blue line

Michael Frolik, Chicago Blackhawks, RW (10 percent)

14 games with CHI: 2 G, 2 A, -3, 4 PIMs, 0 PPP, 45 SOG

66 games total: 10 G, 23 A, -1, 20 PIMs, 6 PPP, 203 SOG

Verdict: leave him -- power forward seeing limited ice time in his new city

Joffrey Lupul, Toronto Maple Leafs, LW (8 percent)

13 games with TOR: 3 G, 3 A, -8, 15 PIMs, 3 PPP, 34 SOG

39 games total: 8 G, 11 A, -12, 29 PIMs, 9 PPP, 88 SOG

Verdict: add him in the deepest leagues -- off to hot start on hot team

Blake Wheeler, Atlanta Thrashers, RW (8 percent)

8 games with ATL: 3 G, 3 A, plus-2, 8 PIMs, 2 PPP, 33 SOG

66 games total: 14 G, 19 A, plus-10, 40 PIMs, 4 PPP, 134 SOG

Verdict: add him in the deepest leagues -- could be a useful bench forward

Scottie Upshall, Columbus Blue Jackets, RW (6 percent)

5 games with CBJ: 2 G, 0 A, minus-5, 4 PIMs, 0 PPP, 15 SOG

66 games total: 18 G, 11 A, even, 46 PIMs, 3 PPP, 159 SOG

Verdict: keep an eye on him -- scored 2 goals in his first two games, but struggled in the next three

Francois Beauchemin, Anaheim Ducks, D (5 percent)

12 games with ANA: 1 G, 1 A, -2, 6 PIMs, 1 PPP, 12 SOG

66 games total: 3 G, 11 A, -6, 22 PIMs, 2 PPP, 88 SOG

Verdict: leave him -- not on the fantasy map

Cory Stillman, Carolina Hurricanes, LW (3 percent)

6 games with CAR: 2 G, 3 A, plus-2, 0 PIMs, 1 PPP, 9 SOG

50 games total: 9 G, 19 A, plus-5, 20 PIMs, 7 PPP, 90 SOG

Verdict: keep an eye on him -- could be useful in deep leagues while playing with Eric Staal

Contact Matt Cubeta @ MCubeta@nhl.com