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.
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.