Fehr returned to the fourth line during practice Monday, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. The big forward was held pointless with a minus-3 rating in his two-game stint skating with Sidney Crosby. Fehr practiced on a line with Matt Cullen and Daniel Sprong/Sergei Plotnikov on Monday. The team will continue to use him extensively on the penalty kill.
With Pascal Dupuis sidelined, Fehr skated even-strength alongside Sidney Crosby on Friday in Edmonton. In three games since returning from IR, Fehr has gone from a fourth-line penalty killer to the team's top unit. He's scored two short-handed goals and three points, gaining the confidence of coach Mike Johnston quicky. While the buzz on Fehr will likely wear off he make for a cheap, speculative fantasy pickup in the short run.
Fehr potted a game-winning, short-handed goal in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Canucks. He's got two shorties and three points in two games since making his season debut. Fehr gives Pittsburgh scoring depth from the fourth line and a skilled penalty killer. It wouldn't be surprising to see him move into a more prominent role when and if injuries strike.
Fehr played his first game of the season Saturday against the Maple Leafs and immediately made his presence felt, scoring a shorthanded goal and adding an assist in 12:04. Oh, what could have been for this talented forward whose star potential has largely been snuffed out by injury after injury -- he hasn't actually played a full season since he debuted in 2005-06. Fehr would have decent fantasy potential if he could stay healthy because his skills project much higher in the lineup. But that's too much risk for us to swallow right now.
Fehr (elbow) will make his season debut Saturday as a fourth-line winger. Fehr, who will immediately become part of Pittsburgh's penalty-killing unit, said he prefers to play center but understands that the Penguins have an abundance of centermen. He's expected to skate with Matt Cullen and Sergei Plotnikov. Fehr scored 19 goals and 33 points in 75 games for Washington in 2014-15.
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