Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Fehr Closer to Jets' Debut

It sounds like former Brandon Wheat King Eric Fehr is close to making his debut with the Winnipeg Jets.

Fehr was acquired by the Jets in July for prospect Danick Paquette and a fourth round pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, but has yet to play this year after underoing off-season shoulder surgery.

Jets’ coach Claude Noel said today that Fehr is close to returning to their lineup.

“I’d like to get him another practice or two, so he won’t be in the game tomorrow (vs. Washington), but he’s close,” said Noel, “How much he plays in the first game, second game, third game is going to be from a minimal standpoint. We’re going to ease him into the game.”

Fehr has been practicing with the team and participated in the Jets’ Skills Competiton on Tuesday night at the MTS Centre.

“He’s cleared to go, but we have to do some on-ice stuff with him physically,” added Noel, “We’ll start a little bit with that today, but he’s getting very close.”

Fehr had 10 goals and 20 points in 52 games with the Washington Capitals last season, and has 46 goals and 93 points in 230 career NHL contests.

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