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02-05-2012, 01:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Gump Hasek View Post
For all any here know Fehr's scratch could be injury related. His shoulder may be bothering him. I've heard second hand that he's played a lot of the season with his upper body heavily taped; I've empathy for anyone who battles through an injury in an attempt to keep their career going. Don't quite get the depth of some of the angst against him here sometimes; it is not as if he isn't trying.
Personally, I like the guy. It's unfortunate, but if he's still having issues, this is a bad time for him to be recuperating while playing. It's definitely possible that he's not a "healthy" scratch.

I think that he basically has a free-pass from TNSE this year. If he can get healthy and back to his totals with the Caps, this move will look like a steal by Chevy. I still view it as a longer term, low risk, high reward deal.

If he WAS a healthy scratch, maybe he'll come back with the same passion that Thorburn did after getting scratched.

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