Stanley Cup champion Eric Fehr left DC more than two years ago. In those two years, he has now been placed on waivers twice: once by the Pittsburgh Penguins and now by the Toronto Maple Leafs.
On Monday, after officially signing defenseman Roman Polak to a contract, the Leafs began the process of removing Fehr from their roster. Dominic Moore beat Fehr out for the team’s fourth-line center role and it looks like the Leafs are choosing to carry eight defensemen.
Niemi (PIT) and Fehr (TOR) on waivers.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) October 23, 2017
Fehr has zero goals and zero assists in four games played this season. Moore has two goals and zero assists in four games played. Moore also has a 53.2 shot attempt percentage five-on-five as compared to Fehr’s 46.3 percentage.
Seemingly, Mike Babcock and company have seen Moore be more effective in the few minutes the fourth line gets, but more importantly Moore is a whole million dollars cheaper on the salary cap than Fehr.
If Fehr is not claimed by noon Tuesday, the Leafs could send the forward to their AHL team the Toronto Marlies, though they are not obligated to do so.
The Leafs also put former Capital Brooks Laich on waivers last season. Laich now plays for the Los Angeles Kings.
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