Fehr exited Wednesday's contest early with an apparent hand injury, Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun reports. Fehr spent the night in the hospital and could be done for the season. It would be a disappointing end to the year for the winger, who's managed to suit up for just this one game since being sent to the Leafs at the trade deadline. The team will likely provide more details when it determines the severity of the injury. For now, Fehr will be replaced in the lineup by Josh Leivo.
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.
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