Martin Fehervary on Cracking into Capitals’ Lineup : “Battle Hard, Work Hard, Compete…I Want To Be An NHL Player”

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On Thursday, Washington Capitals defenseman Martin Fehervary spoke to the media following today’s training camp session. He discussed feeling better after dealing with an upper-body injury on Monday and making his case for a spot in the lineup.

Fehervary mentioned he “blocked a shot” during Monday’s preseason game against the New Jersey Devils that caused an upper-body injury. He said he felt good during practice today but noted it’s “day-by-day…we’ll see how I feel tomorrow.”

He has missed the last two practices and Wednesday’s 4-3 overtime win over the Boston Bruins. Fehervary admitted he was worried the injury would have become serious but reassured that he is progressing.

“I’m still trying to do my job every day,” the 22-year-old blueliner said about earning his spot in the lineup prior to the Capitals’ season opener next Wednesday, adding, “Battle hard, work hard, compete…trying to show that I love this place, that spot…I want to be an NHL player.”

He feels his preseason play has been “pretty good” even though the lineups and defensive pairs changed for games. Fehervary reiterated he just wants to “have fun out there [and] play some hockey.”

By Della Young

About Della Young

Della Young is a fiction writer based out of the Northern Virginia/Washington, D.C. area and an online student attending Full Sail University. She got her start in the entertainment industry at age seven as an actress. At the young age of nine, Della wrote a psychological thriller short story that sparked her interest in creative writing. She comes from a family of big Capitals fans and became inspired to start writing for sports. In her spare time, Della enjoys photography, traveling, and working on both sides of the camera. Follow Della on Twitter: @dellayoung
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