Eric Fehr suffered a right shoulder injury when he collided with David Steckel in the neutral zone during Washington's 4-2 loss to Vancouver Friday night and Coach Bruce Boudreau said that the right wing will be out 3-4 weeks. Fehr had his right arm in a sling on Saturday at KCI.
It's a bad break for both player and team as Fehr, who had five points in six games heading into the contest with the Canucks, recently found his confidence and had been steadily creating offense in recent outings at a time when Washington is struggling to score goals. Fehr is also the latest right wing who will be out for an extended period of time -- both Matt Bradley (broken finger) and Alexander Semin (undisclosed lower body) are still out -- so the Capitals will be recalling a forward from Hershey to help out in his absence, Boudreau said.
This is not the first time Fehr has missed time because of shoulder injuries. In the summer of 2009, he had surgery on both shoulders after injuring both in the previous season.