Leafs add another veteran forward, get Fehr from Pittsburgh
Toronto wanted to “reward” its young players by bringing in a veteran presence like Brian Boyle ahead of today’s deadline.
And now they’re getting rewarded again.
Eric Fehr, waived by the Penguins earlier this week, has been acquired by the Leafs along with d-man Steve Oleksy and a fourth-round pick at this year’s draft, per TSN.
Pittsburgh receives d-man Frank Corrado, and the cap/roster space to orchestrate a deal that will bring Mark Streit into the fold (more on that in a subsequent post).
Fehr, 31, is in the second of a three-year, $6 million deal with a $2M cap hit. He’s appeared in 52 games this season, scoring six goals and 11 points while averaging just under 11 minutes a night.
He was also a regular in last year’s Stanley Cup run, scoring three times in 23 games.
Though his role decreased, Fehr was still frequently used by head coach Mike Sullivan -- albeit in a more limited capacity. He is a good PK contributor, and can play both center and wing.