Right wing Eric Fehr has accepted an invitation to be on the Capitals’ training camp roster when they hit the ice on Sunday, a team source confirmed on Saturday.
Fehr, 27, reportedly has agreed to a one-year deal with a prorated salary of $600,000. The deal cannot be announced until the ratification process for the NHL’s new Collective Bargaining Agreement is completed, which is expected to take place Saturday night.
Fehr’s contract is also contingent on him passing a team physical.
A first-round draft pick of the Capitals [16th overall in 2003], Fehr spent much of last season recovering from shoulder surgery, playing in just 35 games for the Winnipeg Jets. He recorded just two goals and one assist for the Jets and was not re-signed by the club.
Fehr elected to sign with Finland’s HPK Hameenlinna during the lockout and in 21 games he recorded 13 goals 12 assists. At 6-foot-4, 212 pounds Fehr would give the Capitals some size on the right side.
Although he battled injuries throughout most of his career with the Capitals, Fehr was a fan favorite and voiced his appreciation for those fns when he returned to VerizonCenter as a member of the Jets last season.
“These fans have come a long way in the last couple of years and they were nice and loud out there today again,” Fehr said back on Nov. 24, 2011. “They are great fans and they love their hockey here.”