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Eric Fehr | Winger

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/7/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 212
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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

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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

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.
Sat, Oct 12, 2013 10:10:00 PM

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.
Sat, Sep 28, 2013 10:30:00 AM

Eric Fehr shifted back to the right wing on Wednesday.

Fehr served as a center for two preseason games. He had two goals in Wednesday's 4-1 win over Nashville. Look for him to start the season on the right wing, but he might end up shifting back to center occasionally during the regular season.
Thu, Sep 26, 2013 09:10:00 AM

Washington's experiment with Eric Fehr at center continued with Monday's preseason game.

Fehr has been playing with Joel Ward and Jason Chimera. "I definitely had some ups and downs," Fehr said. "I was better than I thought I'd be in the faceoff circle. But after that, getting organized was a little more difficult for me. That’s something I'll have to work on." There's still a good chance Fehr will start the 2013-14 campaign on the right wing.
Tue, Sep 17, 2013 10:46:00 AM

Eric Fehr served as a center during the first day of the Capitals' training camp.

Fehr played alongside Jason Chimera and Joel Ward. He doesn't have any experience as a center at the NHL level. We'll see if that sticks, but we wouldn't be surprised if it's just an experiment and he shifts back to the right wing before the regular season starts.
Fri, Sep 13, 2013 11:05:00 AM

The Capitals were left shaking their heads after their no-show in Game 7 of their first-round series with the Rangers.

For a series that was so close, nobody expected a 5-0 result in the decisive game. "That’s as tough as it gets right there," forward Eric Fehr said. "It’s really disappointing. We played a hard series. And [I’m] not even sure what happened."
Tue, May 14, 2013 12:09:00 PM

Eric Fehr has inked a two-year contract extension with the Washington Capitals.

He will earn $1.4 million next year and $1.6 million in 2014-15. Fehr has registered eight goals and eight assists in 39 games with the Capitals this season after signing a one-year deal worth $600,000 in January.
Wed, Apr 24, 2013 12:31:00 PM

Eric Fehr skated on the second line with Mike Ribeiro and Troy Brouwer Sunday night.

"We've got some really good players out of the lineup right now, and you're playing with fire when that happens," Fehr said referring to injuries to Martin Erat and Brooks Laich. "It's not easy to win games in this league at the best of times." Fehr hasn't earned a point his past 13 appearances, but he also just recently returned to the lineup from an upper-body injury.
Tue, Apr 9, 2013 10:10:00 AM

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C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Brooks Laich
4Jay Beagle
5Kris Newbury
LW1Marcus Johansson
2Joel Ward
3Jason Chimera
4Aaron Volpatti
RW1Alex Ovechkin
2Troy Brouwer
3Eric Fehr
4Ryan Stoa
5Tom Wilson
D1Matt Niskanen
2John Carlson
3Mike Green
4Karl Alzner
5Dmitry Orlov
6Brooks Orpik
7John Erskine
8Jack Hillen
G1Braden Holtby
2Justin Peters