Eller posted an assist while logging 18:12 of ice time during Sunday's 3-2 win over the Devils. Eller has posted two goals and four points during a three-game point streak. The Danish center should continue to fill in on the top line while Evgeny Kuznetsov (upper body) remains sidelined.
Eller scored an empty-net goal on his lone shot and added an assist in a 5-2 win over Pittsburgh on Thursday. He also contributed two PIM and two hits. Eller assisted on a spectacular T.J. Oshie goal early in the third period to give Washington a 2-0 cushion, then he sealed the win with his empty-netter in the final minute of regulation. It was a nice all-around night for the 31-year-old, who also went 12-for-19 (63.2 percent) in the faceoff circle. Eller now has three goals and six assists in 15 games, which would put him on pace for his customary 12-15 goals and 35-plus points if the NHL were playing a full schedule in 2020-21.
Eller skated with Alex Ovechkin and Tom Wilson on Washington's top line during Tuesday's morning skate, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports. Eller's displacement of Nicklas Backstrom on the top line is a bit puzzling given that the latter is currently Washington's leading scorer, but it appears head coach Peter Laviolette is tinkering with his forward lines as Washington prepares for another showdown with arch-rival Pittsburgh. The assignment is likely to be short-lived, but skating with the likes of Ovechkin and Wilson even for one game is likely to give the Danish center a significant boost in short-term fantasy value -- especially for those assembling lineups in daily formats.
Eller scored a goal and had a game-high seven shots in Tuesday's 3-1 win over Pittsburgh. He also won nine of 14 (64.3 percent) faceoffs. Eller had a terrific night and was finally rewarded for it early in the third period, when he buried a centering feed from Richard Panik to extend Washington's lead to 3-0. It was Eller's first goal since Jan. 19 and snapped his personal five-game drought. He has five points in 10 contests and is just two shy of 300 for his NHL career.
Eller recorded a power-play assist and three hits while logging 14:34 of ice time during Sunday's 7-4 loss to the Flyers. Eller had missed the previous four games with an upper-body injury. The Danish center will benefit from a larger role while Evgeny Kuznetsov (COVID-19 protocols) works his way back into the lineup, but he should ultimately slide back into a third-line role once Washington gets closer to full health.
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