Thin Blue Line: Injury opportunities

With key D-men sidelined, Wiercioch, Postma, others offer fill-in fantasy value

Updated: February 6, 2013, 5:52 PM ET
By Victoria Matiash | ESPN.com

What are we, one-fifth of the way through this weirdly compressed season? Maybe one-sixth? Already the injury bug is biting with a ferocity usually reserved for middle to closing chapters. Further, Thin Blue Line bias aside, defensemen appear to be falling apart at a greater rate than forwards and goaltenders. Just ask the head coach of the Detroit Red Wings how his squad is managing with the revolving door of D-men rotating in and out of the lineup. Or have a look at the Columbus Blue Jackets' ...

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