A player who the Washington Capitals traded to the Winnipeg Jets in July 2011 for prospect Danick Paquette and a 2012 fourth-round draft pick (Thomas DiPauli) is coming home.
According to the Washington Post's Katie Carrera and Washinton Times' Stephen Whyno, the Caps are set to sign right-winger Eric Fehr on Sunday, pending the completion of a medical.
The deal will be for one year at $600,000.
Fehr, a one-time 59 goal scorer in the Western Hockey League, was drafted by the Caps in the first-round of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, going on to play parts of six seasons with the team before his trade. In 230 career games with the organization, Fehr scored 46 goals and 93 points, including a 21-goal, 39-point 2009-10 campaign.
He had become an unrestricted free agent this summer after the Jets declined to offer him a qualifying offer.
The Manitoba-native struggled with injuries with the Jets last year, managing just three points in 35 games, but rediscovered his scoring touch during the lockout, tallying 25 points in 21 games with HPK of the Finnish SM-Liiga.
He figures to come into training camp competing for a spot on the Caps bottom-six. Should he continue his form from the lockout, he could prove to be a solid signing at what is without question a terrific price.