Eric Fehr RW WAS 5 Hrs

Fehr finished with a goal and an assist, along with two shots in 17:12 of ice time during Monday's 5-4 loss to the Flyers.

Fehr played on a line with Marcus Johansson, one of the contenders for the team's second-line center job, and rookie Jakub Vrana. Given his versatility, Fehr will be a valuable player for the Capitals this season, but it is not yet clear whether he will get top-six forward minutes yet. Fehr spent most of last season centering Jason Chimera and Joel Ward, and although it was a productive unit, the team looks like they are moving him back to wing for the 2014-2015 season. Unless he becomes a fixture alongside the likes of Alex Ovechkin or Nicklas Backstrom, Fehr's fantasy value is likely limited to deeper leagues.

Eric Fehr RW WAS 5 Months

Eric Fehr had a goal and two assists in Washington's 5-2 win on Thursday.

It was Fehr's first three-point game of the season. He has 13 goals and 31 points in 71 games in 2013-14.

Eric Fehr RW WAS 8 Months

Eric Fehr sustained a lower-body injury in the first period when he blocked a shot in the first period of Sunday's game against Detroit.

He managed to finish the game but he ended up playing just 12:00 of ice time. Coach Adam Oates expects Fehr to play Tuesday even though he didn't practice Monday. Keep him active if you normally would and we'll update his status if it changes.

Eric Fehr RW WAS 8 Months

Eric Fehr has been playing alongside Alex Ovechkin of late.

It's been quite a year for Fehr who was in Finland a year ago, trying to get another NHL contract after his hometown Winnipeg Jets let him go as a UFA at the end of the 2011-12 season. "I think playing in Finland really helped me to be a guy that they want the puck on your stick and to get the feeling of that again. When you play third-, fourth-line minutes for [seven] years, you almost lose the feel of the puck and how to create space and how to hang on to it and make plays," Fehr said. "I think that kind of clicked in my mind again that I can do this and showed me the ways I need to do it again. When I came back here I was playing with a different kind of confidence and reminded back of what I could do." Fehr has eight goals and 19 points in 35 games this season and his fantasy value definitely gets a boost if he continues to play with Ovechkin.

Eric Fehr RW WAS 9 Months

Eric Fehr picked up a pair of goals for the Capitals in Thursday's 4-3 win over Tampa Bay.

With eight goals and 19 points in 34 games this season, Fehr may offer some value in deeper fantasy leagues. Mikhail Grabovski and Marcus Johansson also found the back of the net in the win.

Eric Fehr RW WAS 9 Months

Eric Fehr was trying to play the puck in the neutral zone during the second period of Washington's eventual 3-2 shootout loss to the Florida Panthers Friday night when defenseman Erik Gudbranson delivered a hit to his head.

Views of the hit from multiple angles (video at the bottom of the post) shows Gudbranson raise his right shoulder and elbow to make direct contact with Fehr's face. Fehr immediately went to the Capitals' dressing room with 16:16 gone in the second period, but after passing the SCAT2 evaluation test that is required by the NHL's concussion protocol, the winger returned to the game in the third period. "I don't know what his intent was exactly, I haven't seen the replay so I'm not going to comment on that. It didn't feel good," Fehr said. "That was a close call, definitely. It definitely stung me. I think I dodged a bullet there." Whether Gudbranson dodges a bullet is another question. The NHL's disciplinary folks will look at the hit and a two-game suspension wouldn't be surprising.

Eric Fehr RW WAS 10 Months

After being banished to the press box for the last nine games, Eric Fehr will dress Saturday night in Toronto.

He'll play alongside Mikhail Grabovski and Troy Brouwer in his first appearance since Nov. 2. Martin Erat will be a healthy scratch to make room for Fehr. "Chemistry, one thing. It was time for Fehrsie to get a game," coach Adam Oates said. "Marty's been fighting it a little bit, in my mind. Sometimes when you sit up top you get a fresh perspective. It's not permanent, just trying to shake it up a little bit." Fehr has one goal and five assists in 14 games this season.

Eric Fehr RW WAS 11 Months

Eric Fehr is projected to play on Washington's top power-play unit on Friday with Alex Ovechkin out of the lineup.

"I don't think they'll be covering me quite as closely as they cover Ovi," Fehr said. "Ovi does his thing out there and I haven't had the opportunity. He makes it look pretty easy. He's been doing that for many years. I'm not going to be shooting it like him, I'll have my own spin on that position and hopefully it works out." He's slated to play with Nicklas Backstrom and Martin Erat on the top line.

Eric Fehr RW WAS 12 Months

Eric Fehr potted the lone goal for Washington as it fell 5-1 to the Avalanche on Saturday night.

The Capitals certainly had enough chances, but only Fehr's early third-period goal beat Semyon Varlamov. Jason Chimera and Joel Ward picked up the assists. Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin finished a game-low minus-three on the night.

Eric Fehr RW WAS 12 Months

Eric Fehr is a good bet to be one of the Washington Capitals' forwards when their regular season starts next week but his position remains uncertain.

Washington coach Adam Oates opted to play the 28-year-old veteran at center in his first two exhibition appearances to see if the usual right wing could pick up the adjustments required of the most versatile position on the ice. Fehr held his own as a center, but since returning to the wing two games ago, he's recorded four goals and an assist and shown a confidence with the puck when presented with scoring opportunities. Even though it was a short-lived trial, Oates hasn't ruled out the possibility of using Fehr at center. "Fehrsie asked me today 'Is the experiment over?' No," Oates said. "You're collecting information, you're doing the best you can and you don't want to set those guys back. But I said to Fehrsie, 'You got [five] goals, you're playing good hockey - don't worry about it. We're fine. I know what you can do on right wing." Fehr is open to all options.