By this time next month, the NHL should be well into its return-to-play plan with games in hub cities Toronto and Edmonton. This is provided that the COVID-19 situations in those cities don't get out of control, though.
Although play-in round and playoff stats aren't counted in most regular-season fantasy leagues, we will keep an eye on players who could show a change in overall fantasy value. Previous studies on this website have shown that playoff success sometimes – but not always – leads to future regular-season success.
Not all of the names on this list will play in the play-in round and playoffs, of course. No one on this list has opted out, either. As long as a significant number of players aren't being quarantined because of a positive COVID-19 test, there will be a lot of nearly-fully healthy lineups for the play-in tournament. If everything goes according to plan, you'll be able to see many of these players in action very soon.
Given the lack of games for several months, there haven't been a ton of changes in this month's rankings compared to last month's. However, there are several names new to the top 100 given both recent and potential future returns.
Keep in mind that these are single-season rankings for a head-to-head or rotisserie league using the following settings: G, A, +/-, PPP, SOG, HIT, W, GAA, SV%.
Are there any players that you believe are ranked too high or too low? Did we miss anyone in the top 100, or is there a player there that probably shouldn't be? Let us know in the comments below, and we will consider your feedback when compiling next month's rankings.