Fehr and defenseman Steve Oleksy -- along with a 2017 fourth-round pick -- were traded from Pittsburgh to Toronto on Wednesday in exchange for Frank Corrado, ESPN's Pierre LeBrun reports. Fehr was waived by the Penguins on Tuesday, which was a not-so-subtle hint that he'd ultimately be packaged in a trade. The 31-year-old winger has one year remaining on a contract that includes an average annual value of $2 million; he'll be an unrestricted free agent once that deal expires. This transaction should positively impact the Leafs since Fehr is a veteran who figures to provide sound guidance to the team's burgeoning forwards.
Fehr was waived by the Penguins on Tuesday, Chris Johnston of Sportsnet reports. Fehr was still at Tuesday's game-day skate, and based on line rushes, he appears to be in the lineup for the evening's game against the Stars. If the Pens are going to make a move at the trade deadline, they need some extra roster flexibility, and waiving Fehr provides that; if their roster remains as it is, the 31-year-old could stay in the NHL rather than being sent down to the minors.
Fehr collected an assist and registered a plus-2 rating during Tuesday's win over Nashville. Locked into a fourth-line role, Fehr is off the fantasy grid in the majority of settings. He entered Tuesday's game averaging just 11:13 of ice time per outing, and left the contest with an underwhelming six goals and 10 points. Don't fret ignoring Fehr in daily contests or leaving him to the waiver wire in seasonal leagues.
The Penguins scratched Fehr for the third consecutive game Monday. Scott Wilson, Tom Kuhnhackl and Matt Cullen combined to form the team's fourth line. The 31-year-old has five points (3G, 2A) in 26 games. If Pittsburgh decides it doesn't need his veteran presence and penalty killing skills, then Fehr could become trade fodder.
Fehr potted the game-winning goal Tuesday against the Panthers. The goal represents his first point of the season through seven games. Fehr skated with Matt Cullen and Tom Kuhnhackl. With Cullen moving down to the fourth line following Sidney Crosby's return, Fehr might see a few more offensive opportunities. That said, Pittsburgh relies on his penalty-killing role more than anything else.
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