Two summers ago, Eric Fehr left Washington for rival Pittsburgh. During his first season in the ‘Burgh, Fehr won a Stanley Cup, helping push the Penguins past his former club in the second round of the playoffs.
On Tuesday, Fehr – in a stunning turn of events – was placed on waivers by the Penguins.
Eric Fehr (PIT) has been placed on waivers.
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) February 28, 2017
Fehr has six goals and five assists in 51 games, but that doesn’t tell the whole story. Fehr, formerly a possession maven, has seen his production plummet this season. Fehr has also been relegated to a smaller role, receiving fourth-line minutes.
— Good Tweet Pete 🌮 (@peterhassett) February 28, 2017
Fehr has one year left on his contract, which carries a $2 million salary-cap hit.
If Fehr is not claimed by noon Wednesday, the Penguins could send the forward to their AHL team in Wilkes-Barre, though they are not obligated to do so. With the trade deadline at 3pm tomorrow, it’s possible Pittsburgh waived Fehr to gain some roster flexibility for a potential trade.
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