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Eric Fehr | Winger

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (29) / 9/7/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 212
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Eric Fehr has signed a three-year, $6 million contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Fehr had 19 goals and 33 points in 75 games with the Washington Capitals in 2014-15. There's an opportunity here for Fehr to play alongside either Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin, which would obviously be a great boost to him. However, we're hesitant to recommend actually drafting him in standard leagues because Pittsburgh also revealed that he had elbow surgery on June 3. His timetable is four-to-six months, which means that he could be out until December and even when he does return, he might find it difficult to hit his stride after missing a significant chunk of the early season. Jul 28 - 11:55 AM

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Eric Fehr's time in Washington has drawn to an end.

As agent Craig Oster sees it, "At the end of the day, it’s a decision by them as to how they make their best team and based on all the factors it wasn’t going to work out for Eric or the organization and both sides will continue to move on." Fehr has spent all but 35 of his 464-game career with the Capitals, scoring 87 goals and 174 points in that time. Fehr, who will be 30-years-old when the 2015-16 season begins, is coming off a two-year, $3M contract and shouldn't cost his new team much.
Jun 25 - 5:34 PM

Eric Fehr underwent successful elbow surgery on Wednesday.

"According to the doctors who performed the surgery, if rehabilitation goes well, Eric will be healthy for the start of the 2015-16 regular season," said the Washington Capitals in a news release. He sustained a third-degree AC sprain in his shoulder during the postseason and he had an elbow issue during the regular season that caused him to miss a few games. Fehr is eligible for unrestricted free agency in July, but he would like to stay with the Capitals.
Jun 4 - 1:53 PM

Eric Fehr, who is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, wants to remain with the Washington Capitals.

The oft-injured winger is looking for a four year deal but the Capitals may come in with only three at best. "I really enjoy playing here," Fehr said. "Obviously, I have a lot of friends here and I’ve been here a lot of years. I think this is a special group. Obviously, I’d love to be back here, but looking at the amount of guys we have unsigned right now you just don’t know what’s going to happen." Fehr missed 10 of the Capitals 14 post-season games with a shoulder injury.
May 23 - 6:43 AM

Eric Fehr (upper body) will return to the lineup for Wednesday’s Game 7 contest with the Rangers.

Fehr was injured in Game 3 in the Capitals opening round matchup versus the Islanders and was sidelined until Wednesday's Game 7 matchup with the Rangers. He will center the fourth line with Tom Wilson and Brooks Laich. Curtis Glenncross will be scratched to make room for Fehr.
May 13 - 7:19 PM

Eric Fehr (upper body) doesn't sound like he will be playing on Wednesday night in Game 7.

When he was asked of he would be playing he said, "I wish I could, but I'm not quite ready yet." Coach Barry Trotz referred to Fehr as a "possibility," but it seems unlikely that he will be available.
May 13 - 1:16 PM

Eric Fehr (upper body) is "probably unlikely for Game 7," according to coach Barry Trotz.

Fehr is still listed as day-to-day after he was injured in Round 1 versus the New York Islanders. He suffered an upper-body injury in Game 3 of that series and hasn't played since.
May 11 - 4:24 PM

Eric Fehr (upper body) skated again Wednesday morning, but as expected he won't play in Game 3.

Coach Barry Trotz said Fehr is "a step closer" to returning and it probably won't be long before he's available to play again. Fehr has been sidelined since Apr. 19 because of an upper-body injury.
May 6 - 4:30 PM

Eric Fehr (upper body) participated in Tuesday's optional practice.

Fehr won't be available for Wednesday's contest. Capitals coach Barry Trotz said it would be hard to find a spot for him right now anyways, so there's no guarantee that Fehr will rejoin the lineup when he is healthy. Fehr hasn't played since April 19.
May 5 - 4:17 PM

Eric Fehr (upper body) will not be available for Game 3 versus the Rangers Monday night.

Fehr will not be able to return to the Caps lineup Monday despite the fact that he was able to skate in the team’s optional morning skate Monday. Head coach Barry Trotz did mention that he could return to game action in the second round at some point. He hasn’t played in a game since April 19th but look for him to return in the near future and consider him day-to-day for now.
May 4 - 5:18 PM

Eric Fehr (upper body) will not be available for Game 2 on Saturday.

As you might expect given the time of year, there's no timetable for Fehr's return either. He hasn't played since April 19 due to the injury. Fehr had 19 goals and 14 assists in 75 contests in the regular season.
May 1 - 3:52 PM

Eric Fehr (upper body) isn't expected to play in Game 1 against the New York Rangers on Thursday when the Capitals begin Round 2 of the playoffs.

He was on the ice Wednesday, but he didn't take part in practice. Fehr worked separately with a strength and conditioning coach and he is listed as day-to-day with an upper-body injury. He will travel with the team to open the series, though. Fehr has missed the past four games.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 29 - 3:44 PM

As expected, Eric Fehr (shoulder) has been ruled out for Game 7 Monday night against the Islanders.

Fehr has missed the last three games in the series and has yet to score a point while picking up just two shots and two penalty minutes. He was only originally supposed to have missed just two games but the shoulder is still not game-ready. However, Capitals head coach Barry Trotz stated that if the Capitals were to advance to the second round of the 2015 playoffs that Fehr would be ready to play.
Apr 27 - 5:07 PM

Eric Fehr (shoulder) is expected to miss at least the next two games, according to coach Barry Trotz.

He sustained what is believed to be a shoulder injury after a hard hit from Islanders' forward Kyle Okposo in Game 3 on Sunday. Fehr doesn't have a point in three games for the Capitals thus far in the series.
Apr 20 - 2:44 PM

Eric Fehr left Sunday's game in the first period after taking a big hit from Islanders' forward Kyle Okposo.

The injury occurred early in the game, as Okposo delivered a crushing hit on Fehr's second shift. Capitals head coach Barry Trotz had no update after the game. Fehr missed the last three games of the regular season because of a shoulder issue. It will be interesting to see if the two injuries could be linked. Right now he's day-to-day.
Apr 19 - 5:47 PM

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