Martin Fehervary Takes Stick To Face, But No Stitches Required


At a distance, it’s difficult to estimate the status of the 20-year-old defenseman. He is one of several young Capitals prospects looking to join a loaded Washington line-up and one of the favorites to win the Stanley Cup. Martin Fehérváry’s status can change every hour. For now, however, it seems that the Bratislava native is advancing.

“We have ten defenders left. I feel that the coaches are happy with me, but it is always difficult to evaluate. I believe that the chance will come over the summer,” Fehervary told

The young defender is currently dealing with a swollen face.

“I’m a little swollen on my nose and under my eye, but it’s nothing serious. Teammate Michal Kempný unintentionally hit me with a stick. Fortunately, they didn’t have to sew my wound, they just glued it with a special liquid glue for similar injuries,” said Fehervary.

The camp before the league restart has been challenging for the Capitals second round draft pick.

“That’s how I’d characterize it. We are all going full throttle. The coaches want to see who kept in quarantine,” continued Martin Fehérváry.

Capitals hockey players are only allowed to move outside to a minimal extent.

“Only when we go to pick up food or to the store. Otherwise we are only at the arena and in the apartments. Outside, however, it does not appear that America is fighting the coronavirus. The streets and bars are full of people, “said the two-time World Cup participant.

The Capitals will wrap-up training camp this weekend and depart for Toronto on Sunday. They will play their only exhibition game against the Carolina Hurricanes next Wednesday, July 29 at 4:00 PM.

The Capitals will open the 2020 playoffs against the Tampa Bay Lightning on August 3.

Latest schedule is here.

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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3 Responses to Martin Fehervary Takes Stick To Face, But No Stitches Required

  1. Anonymous says:

    Is he good enough to replace NJ on the 3rd?

    • Jon Sorensen says:

      He’s good enough to make the lineup. At minimum he will apply pressure to the bottom pair, and step in immediately if there is any less than acceptable play. Longer term, he is less expensive, which will be key going forward.

      • Anonymous says:

        Agreed, for example I could see them letting Gudas go after this season since he’ll be an UFA.

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