Fehr took a hit at 3:33 in the first period to the left shoulder and never returned.
Barry Trotz explained his deployment of Fehr by saying he wants the forward "to be going through some of those difficulties"
Eric Fehr's line ran roughshod over the Hurricanes, forcing a penalty that led to an early goal and scoring early in the second period.
"What the hell is this?" Brooks Orpik said.
It's not official yet, but all signs point to Eric Fehr getting the first shot on the Capitals top line with Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin.
Capable of playing all three forward spots on all four lines, Fehr has given the Capitals comfort in his versatility
A look at the players on the third and fourth lines.
The Caps have already had four days to ponder why they're facing a long offseason.
The playoffs are out of reach but the Capitals want to close out the regular season on a positive note if they can.
In case anyone needed a reminder of who the Caps' best players at even strength are, the third line offered one on Thursday.