Eric Fehr will likely miss tomorrow night's game against the New Jersey Devils due to a death in the family, Capitals Coach Bruce Boudreau said.
Fehr was praised for his strong play in the third period of the Capitals' loss to the Boston Bruins on Saturday and then had another solid performance in the slump-ending win over the Ottawa Senators on Sunday, scoring once and assisting on another goal to help Washington to a crucial 3-2 win.
Fehr snapped a personal 12-game scoring drought with the goal, and Boudreau said he felt Fehr had made the most of his opportunities.
"He did, and it's sort of unfortunate timing every way around," Boudreau said. "He went home for his grandmother's funeral, he'll probably miss tomorrow night's game. No matter what our situation is, his family is first."
Some other news and notes:
--Alexander Semin took part in the Capitals' optional practice on Monday afternoon but remains day-to-day and is doubtful for tomorrow night's game. Semin has not played since Dec. 12 against the New York Rangers and did not practice last week due to a lower-body injury, the nature of which was not disclosed by the Capitals.
"He's out there today so he's getting closer," Boudreau said. "I don't know how close he is yet but he's getting closer."
--The Capitals' roster is frozen until after the holidays, a team spokesman confirmed
, and there will be no moves until after Dec. 27. But call-ups Mathieu Perreault, Andrew Gordon and Jay Beagle could be sent back to Hershey and the Caps can make call-ups during that period, which ends Dec. 27.
More to come.