Washington Capitals forward Eric Fehr absorbed a scary hit a little more than halfway through a sleepy Caps-Panthers game. Florida’s Erik Gudbranson put a flying elbow into Eric Fehr’s head, sending Fehr reeling, then into the locker room.
Gudbranson was issued a match penalty for the hit. In addition to that, Troy Brouwer punched his head with fists multiple times, and Nick Backstrom scored on the ensuing 4v4. When the Caps finally got their chance on the power play, Joel Ward crashed the net to tie the game.
Gudbranson’s penalty mandates a review for supplemental discipline. No word on Fehr’s status yet
9:23 Update: The Caps say Fehr will return in third period.