Capitals Recall Eric Fehr from Hershey, Assign Jakub Klepis
/ Washington Capitals
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Capitals have recalled right wing Eric Fehr from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL) and assigned center Jakub Klepis to Hershey, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.
Fehr, 21, is tied for ninth in the AHL with 22 goals in 40 games this season. A first-round pick of the Capitals in the 2003 NHL Draft (18th overall), Fehr is second on the Bears in goals, third in points (41), tied for second in power-play goals (seven) and second in plus/minus rating (+20). This marks the second recall of the season for the 6’4”, 212-pound Winkler, Manitoba, native, as he played two games for the Capitals in November. He has 13 career NHL games to his credit.
Fehr will be available for tonight’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes at Verizon Center (7 p.m., Comcast SportsNet; SportsTalk 980) and will wear No. 14.
Klepis returns to Hershey having played 36 games for the Capitals this season with two goals and six assists (eight points). He has posted two assists in three games with the Bears this season.