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Eric Fehr | Winger

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (29) / 9/7/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 212
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Eric Fehr had a goal and an assist on Thursday night, scoring the overtime winner to lift Washington over Columbus 5-4.
Fehr has seven goals and 12 points through 28 games this season. Fehr has been hot lately with three goals in his past four games. Jason Chimera, Karl Alzner, Michael Latta and Mike Green also had two point nights for the Caps. Dec 18 - 11:16 PM

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Eric Fehr netted a goal in a 3-2 overtime loss Thursday night.

Fehr has recorded at least a point in four of his last five contests. He has five goals and nine points in 25 games this season.
Dec 12 - 11:29 AM

Eric Fehr scored with just 4:02 remaining in the third period of Thursday night's game to help the Caps sneak past the Hurricanes 2-1.

Fehr's late goal opened up a seven point lead for Washington over Carolina in the Metropolitan Division standings. Fehr has four goals and seven points through 22 games this season.
Dec 4 - 10:13 PM

Eric Fehr scored the winner in overtime as the Capitals beat the Coyotes 2-1 in Glendale Arizona on Tuesday night.

Fehr was in perfect position to tap a rebound by Mike Smith with less than two minutes to go in the overtime period. Jay Beagle scored the only other goal for the Caps midway through the first period in what was bit of a dog of a game. Jason Chimera, Brooks Orpik and John Carlson all drew assists in this contest.
Nov 19 - 12:29 AM

Eric Fehr will be in the lineup on Saturday when the Capitals take on the Lightning.

The move will mean one of Tom Wilson, Liam O’Brien, Michael Latta or Jay Beagle will be a healthy scratch. Stay tuned.
Nov 1 - 10:08 AM

Eric Fehr was on the first line in practice on Friday, alongside Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom.

Coach Barry Trotz switched up his line combinations with Troy Brouwer, who was on the first line, moving down to the second unit with Andre Burakovky and Marcus Johansson while Evgeny Kuznetsov moved from the fourth line to the third line to center with Jason Chimera and Jay Beagle.Joel Ward dropped to the fourth line alongside Michael Latta and Liam O’Brien. Fehr is unlikely to stay there long-term and won't see power play time with Ovie and Backstrom, even if he does stay on the first line.
Oct 25 - 11:18 AM

Coach Barry Trotz is playing right winger Eric Fehr everywhere.

Fehr has seen time on the first line as well as a bottom six forward at training camp thus far. "He's sort of that utility guy, you move him all over the place but that doesn't mean he’s not going to be sort of that high-end guy on the first line or he’s going to be the third-line centerman," Trotz said. "I think we're trying to sort that out. We're going to throw him in another spot tomorrow. Each game, I'm trying to put another piece in and take a look at it. We've got to lock things down those last four games, just load it up." Fehr could get 35-40 points on the top line but half of that if he is a bottom six forward.
Sep 28 - 12:01 PM

Eric Fehr is looking to start the season on the top line with Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom.

The Capitals are looking to move Ovechkin back to the left wing and if this works out then Fehr, a right winger, has the early lead at the top job on the first line. Ovechkin will likely move around some this season but Fehr will get a definite boost to his fantasy value if he remains on the top line. Be aware that he is not likely to see much time on the power play. Look for a 35-40 point season from Fehr if he plays enough with Backstrom and Ovechkin.
Sep 27 - 12:04 PM

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.
Apr 11 - 10:39 AM

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.
Feb 3 - 2:32 PM

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.
Jan 12 - 10:42 AM

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.
Jan 9 - 10:32 PM

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.
Sat, Dec 14, 2013 10:34:00 AM

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.
Sat, Nov 23, 2013 05:48:00 PM

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.
Thu, Oct 31, 2013 03:43:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Brooks Laich
4Michael Latta
5Liam O'Brien
LW1Marcus Johansson
2Joel Ward
3Jason Chimera
4Aaron Volpatti
RW1Alex Ovechkin
2Troy Brouwer
3Jay Beagle
4Eric Fehr
5Tom Wilson
D1Matt Niskanen
2John Carlson
3Mike Green
4Brooks Orpik
5Karl Alzner
6Dmitry Orlov
7Nate Schmidt
8John Erskine
9Jack Hillen
G1Braden Holtby
2Justin Peters