Eric Fehr RW PIT 1 month ago

Free-agent center Erik Fehr signed a three-year, $6 million contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday, according to Fehr totaled 33 points with the Washington Capitals last season but underwent elbow surgery in June which could jeopardize his availability for training camp.

Eric Fehr RW PIT 2 months ago

Fehr will not return to the Capitals next season, Chuck Gormley of CSN WashingtonChuck Gormley of CSN Washington reports.

With this news, Fehr is now set to test the market when he becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1. He's posted back-to-back seasons of 30 plus total points, and will fit in nicely with a team looking for a boost in offensive production from their bottom-six forwards. He's still recovering from elbow surgery he underwent on June 4, and will hope to be ready for the start of his new team's training camp in September.

Eric Fehr RW PIT 3 months ago

Fehr (elbow) underwent "successful" elbow surgery on Wednesday, Alex Prewitt of The Washington Post reports.

Fehr said the ailment had kept him out of a few games during the regular season, but it was a separate issue from the shoulder sprain that sidelined him for much of the postseason. While his recovery is likely to conclude in time for training camp, the procedure adds an extra wrinkle to to the Manitoba native's offseason already complicated due to pending unrestricted free agency. Anchoring the third line, Fehr collected 17 goals and 33 points in 75 games during the regular season.

Eric Fehr RW PIT 3 months ago

Fehr (shoulder) is on the ice for pregame warmups Wednesday for Game 7 against the Rangers and is expected to play, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.

Fehr has not played all series due to a shoulder injury but will make his return Wednesday. He will replace Curtis Glencross on Washington's fourth line.

Eric Fehr RW PIT 3 months ago

Fehr (shoulder) is highly unlikely play in Wednesday's Game 7 against the Rangers, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

Fehr was doubtful coming in, and he's missed the team's last nine playoff contests due to the injury. While it sounds as though he's nearing a return, it probably won't come Wednesday night. "I wish I could, but I'm not quite ready [to play] yet," Fehr said.

Eric Fehr RW PIT 4 months ago

Fehr (shoulder) is still being viewed as day-to-day and is considered unlikely to play in Wednesday's Game 7 against the Rangers, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.

Fehr has missed the Capitals' last nine postseason games due to the injury, but the team seems optimistic that he'd be able to play again at some point during the Eastern Conference Finals, should his team advance. In Fehr's absence, Jay Beagle has been called upon to center the Caps' third line.

Eric Fehr RW PIT 4 months ago

Fehr (shoulder) was the only player to take the ice Thursday and remains day-to-day, Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington reports.

Fehr has yet to suit up in a game for the Capitals since sustaining a shoulder injury in Game 3 of Washington's opening series against the Islanders, and is unlikely to get the call for Friday's Game 5 in New York.

Eric Fehr RW PIT 4 months ago

Fehr (shoulder) won't play in Wednesday's Game 4 against the Rangers, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.

Coach Barry Trotz acknowledged that it might be tough to find a spot for Fehr in the team's lineup right now, but that of course could change if a Caps' forward gets injured on Wednesday.

Eric Fehr RW PIT 4 months ago

Fehr (shoulder) conducted an on-ice workout with strength coach Mark Nemish after the Caps' optional skate Monday morning, the Washington Post reports.

It appears safe to rule Fehr out for Monday's Game 3 against the Rangers, though coach Barry Trotz does indicate that he thinks the forward could play before the end of the Caps' current second-round playoff series.

Eric Fehr RW PIT 4 months ago

Fehr (upper body) will not play in Saturday's Game 2 against the Rangers, ESPN's Katie Strang reports

Capitals coach Barry Trotz said Thursday that Fehr will soon resume skating with the team, but a return for Game 2 never appeared to be a realistic possibility. Fehr may stand some chance to return for Monday's Game 3 or Wednesday's Game 4.