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by Meg Tilley / Edmonton Oilers

The Penguins have arrived in Oil Country.

Coming off a win on Wednesday over the Vancouver Canucks, Pittsburgh forward Eric Fehr says his line is still ironing out any kinks that could be improved.

“It’s definitely getting better every game,” he said.

“I don’t think the timing’s quite there. We’re still trying to get some chemistry with our line, but I felt a lot better in the third period of the last game and slowly getting a better feel for things.”

Returning from an elbow surgery that required a four to six month recovery, Fehr says his teammates have helped remove any doubts he may have had when getting back onto the ice.

“You want to get that first one right away, you want to start producing, you want to be a part of the win and I felt like I’ve done that the last two games,” said Fehr.

“You know its just all about feeling comfortable. The guys have really taken me into the room here and they’ve welcomed me. So it feels better, I feel comfortable, it’s a good group of guys.”

As they gear up for tonight's game, Fehr says the Penguins have to close the Oilers down, preventing them from any space that would allow a speed advantage.

“It’s a fast team and a team that can be very dangerous if you turn the puck over, so I think that’s something that we’re really going to have to focus on today,” he said.

“And it is unfortunate that McDavid’s not playing, you always want to play against those other teams best and see one of the great young stars, but obviously there’s a lot of guys that can fill in and a new coaching staff — it’s a solid team.”

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