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“There’s no easy game against a team he’s coaching,” Oleksy said.

Fehr out vs. Islanders

Caps right wing Eric Fehr missed Tuesday night’s game against the New York Islanders with an upper-body injury. Oates said it was not a shoulder injury, seemingly good news for a player whose career has been plagued by them.

The team is calling Fehr day-to-day, and Oates said he was hoping Fehr could be back this weekend.