Capitals’ Fehr out 2 games after check

Washington, DC ( – Washington Capitals forward Eric Fehr
will miss the next two games of their first-round playoff series against the
New York Islanders after being injured on a check, his coach said.

“I would say he’s out for the next two games and we can reevaluate after
that,” Barry Trotz said after Monday’s practice.

Fehr suffered an upper-body injury early in the first period of Sunday’s Game
3 when he was checked hard in the corner by New York’s Kyle Okposo.

He left the game after playing only 1:19 and didn’t return.

The Islanders won in overtime to take a 2-1 lead in the series.

Game 4 is Tuesday on Long Island.

Fehr, 29, had 19 goals and 14 assists in 75 games during the regular season.
He went without a point in the first three games against the Islanders.