Eller was traded to Washington on Friday in exchange for two second-round draft picks (2017 & 2018). A pair of second-round picks is a high price to pay for a guy who scored 13 goals in 79 games this past season, but Eller is a big body and a good penalty killer, and the Caps can use help in both of those areas. Eller's offensive production has been remarkably consistent over the past three seasons, so while he figures to help Washington on the ice, he isn't going to do much, if anything, for your fantasy team.
Eller scored a goal on two shots in 19:50 of ice time in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Rangers. The goal was Eller's first point since March 3. He is on pace for the worst season of his career. Eller's fantasy value is severely hurt by his minus-16 rating on the season. The 26-year-old is only worth looking at in deeper leagues.
Eller (illness) had one shot on net in 17:41 of ice time in Wednesday night's 3-2 overtime win over Buffalo. Eller had missed three of the previous four games with both a lower-body injury and the flu. On a roster depleted by injury and dotted with AHL players, Eller gives Montreal head coach Michel Therrien an NHL-caliber player who will play a bigger role than normal. The 26-year-old, who averages 55 seconds of power play ice time per game, played 3:24 on Wednesday.
Eller (illness) will be back in action against the Sabres on Wednesday, Eric Engels of Sportsnet reports. Considering he is averaging only 15:01 in ice time per game, Eller's 22 points this season is somewhat impressive. While he is relatively consistent in getting on the scoresheet, the winger has just one multi-point game this season, which makes him a middling fantasy option.
Eller (illness) has been ruled out of Tuesday's meeting with the Panthers, John Lu of TSN Montreal reports. Eller can't seem to shake whatever bug he is currently suffering from and will miss his second contest on Tuesday. Montreal is back in action on Wendesday, but the winger's status for that game remains unclear. Throughout the season, the 26-year-old has been consistent as he's written himself on the scoresheet every couple of nights, but don't expect him to put up big numbers with just one multi-point game on the year.
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