With a backlog of right wings, Adam Oates asked Eric Fehr to be his third-line center. He responded with a strong season.
When the Hurricanes fired Kirk Muller, it gave experienced head coaches Peter Laviolette and Barry Trotz another option.
Jeff Schultz has gone more than year since he last played in the NHL, but the former Caps defenseman is expected to make his L.A. Kings debut in Game 2 vs. Anaheim
Following offseason knee surgery, Capitals defenseman John Erskine faced an uphill battle that lasted all season.