Washington Capitals defenseman Martin Fehervary is preparing to head to D.C. to join the club for the start of the 2022-23 campaign. However, at his final offseason training session, he experienced a small hiccup that led to a slight delay and impromptu dentist visit.
Fehervary suffered an injury while working with Kroni Hockey in his hometown of Bratislava, Slovakia, apparently taking a stick up high to the face. The 22-year-old was bleeding from the mouth and chipped his two front teeth. Fehervary also appears to have a cut on his chin from the play. He posted the adventure on his Instagram on Saturday.
“Why not at the last training session before leaving?” he wrote on Instagram.
Thankfully for Fehervary, though, he was fixed up in no time. He headed to BioDent Dental Clinic in Bratislava, where they repaired the teeth. His chin also appears to be okay.
“Fortunately, the guys from biodent_bratislava took care of me on Saturday as well. I thank them very much for their great approach and work,” Fehervary wrote.
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The 6-2, 199-pound blueliner is looking to build off a strong freshman campaign that saw him dish eight goals and nine assists in 79 games. He also ranked seventh in the NHL in hits (251) and ranked fifth among all rookies with at least 43 games played in average ice time (19:39). His standout play, as well as his shutdown style, strong skating and poise playing alongside John Carlson on the first pairing, helped him finish 14th in Calder voting this season.
“He’s a young guy, but he doesn’t seem young when he’s out there on the ice. Not many guys beat him in practice or in games,” Tom Wilson said of Fehervary last season. “He’s such a good skater and he’s helped our team a lot back there this year. I think that’s been an area that we’ve cleaned up a little and he’s definitely a big, big part of it.”
Training camp kicks off on Sept. 21 for off-ice testing and physicals, and officially starts on-ice on Sept. 22.