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Eric Fehr to miss at least two playoff games because of upper-body injury

Brock Nelson, left, of the New York Islanders and Eric Fehr of the Washington Capitals battle along the boards in third period of the Islanders 4-1 win in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarter-finals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 15, 2015 in Washington, DC.

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Washington Capitals centre Eric Fehr will miss at least the next two playoff games against the New York Islanders because of an upper body injury.

Coach Barry Trotz provided the update Monday, a day after Fehr was hurt in Washington's 2-1 overtime loss. Fehr didn't return after being checked heavily to the ice by Islanders forward Kyle Okposo about four minutes in.

Trotz said the injury is not related to the shoulder injury that forced Fehr to miss the final three games of the season.

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The Capitals trail the series 2-1 entering Game 4 in New York on Tuesday.

Rookie Andre Burakovksy and Michael Latta are candidates to replace Fehr.

Forward Marcus Johansson was limited in practice because of a lower body injury, but is expected to play Tuesday.

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