Last Game
Wed, Jan 26
vs San Jose Sharks (22-19-2)
  • Capital One Arena
4
Final
1

Eastern Metropolitan Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
28-11-4 60
27-10-5 59
28-9-2 58
23-12-9 55
18-21-1 37
15-14-6 36
15-21-5 35
13-22-8 34

2021 Stats

STATS A
Assists
P
Points
+/-
Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
TOI/G
Time On Ice Per Game
PM
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 12 19 1 17:21 18

Top Lars Eller News

  • Capitals' Lars Eller: Gets physical in loss

    Eller distributes six hits in a 1-0 loss to the Knights on Monday.

    Eller went scoreless in this one, along with the rest of the Capitals offense. The 32-year-old has just four points over his previous 10 games, with a goal and three assists. The center has 19 points in 36 games this season.

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  • Capitals' Lars Eller: Offers assist in return

    Eller logged an assist and two PIM in Sunday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Devils.

    Eller set up Conor Sheary for the game-tying goal at 16:13 of the third period. The 32-year-old Eller played 14:31 of ice time after missing Friday's game versus the Red Wings with an illness. The center is up to six tallies, 10 assists, 44 shots on net, 26 hits, 18 PIM and a plus-10 rating through 27 contests this season. He'll likely revert to a third-line role when Nicklas Backstrom (illness) returns.

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  • Capitals' Lars Eller: Back in action Sunday

    Eller (illness) is in the lineup Sunday against New Jersey, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

    Eller missed Friday's game with a non-COVID illness but returns to the ice Sunday. The 32-year-old, centering Washington's fourth line, has recorded six goals and nine assists this season.

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  • Capitals' Lars Eller: Unavailable Friday

    Eller (illness) will not play Friday against Detroit.

    Eller is reportedly dealing with a non-COVID related illness, so he could be back in action Sunday against New Jersey. The 32-year-old is averaging 17:57 of ice time with 15 points through 26 games this season. Brett Leason will likely enter the lineup in his absence.

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  • Capitals' Lars Eller: One of each in overtime loss

    Eller scored a goal on three shots, dished an assist, went plus-3 and added two PIM in Wednesday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Blackhawks.

    Eller set up Daniel Sprong in the second period and then scored a goal of his own in the third to erase a two-goal deficit. The two-point effort was Eller's second such game this season. The Dane is up to five tallies, nine assists, 37 shots on net and a plus-10 rating in 23 contests overall.

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  • Capitals' Lars Eller: Finds back of net again

    Eller scored his fourth goal of the season in Saturday's 3-2 shootout win over the Sabres.

    The veteran center lit the lamp less than four minutes into the first period, staking the Caps to an early lead. Eller has 12 points through 22 games this season, but he's benefitting from some excellent puck luck lately -- three of his goals have come in the last six contests despite taking only eight shots over that stretch.

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  • Capitals' Lars Eller: Back in action Sunday

    Eller (not injury related) will be in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Hurricanes, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

    The forward is back after missing six games due to COVID-19. Eller has managed a goal and seven assists while averaging 17:18 TOI/G through 15 contests this season.

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  • Capitals' Lars Eller: Could return Sunday

    Head coach Peter Laviolette is hopeful that Eller (not injury related) could return for Sunday's matinee against the Hurricanes, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.

    Eller has missed the last six games working his way back from a COVID-19 infection prior to Washington's recent trip to the West Coast. Eller skated on the second line during Saturday's practice session and should continue to occupy a top-six role upon his return to the lineup -- at least as long as Nicklas Backstrom (hip) remains sidelined.

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  • Capitals' Lars Eller: Rejoins team at practice

    Eller (not injury related) has been cleared to rejoin the team at practice Thursday, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.

    Considering Eller has been quarantining away from the team in California since entering the league's protocols Nov. 16, he probably should be considered doubtful to play against Florida on Friday and perhaps even longer. Once he gets back to 100 percent, the veteran center should be in the mix for a spot in the top-six moving forward.

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  • Capitals' Lars Eller: Not traveling with team

    Per Samantha Pell of The Washington Post, Eller (COVID-19 protocols) is still quarantining in Anaheim, indicating he'll miss Washington's next two games at a minimum.

    Eller will have to submit a pair of negative COVID-19 tests before rejoining the Capitals. Connor McMichael will likely take on a more prominent role until Eller, who's picked up seven points through 15 appearances this season, is cleared to return.

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  • Capitals' Lars Eller: Enters virus protocols

    Eller (COVID-19 protocols) is unavailable for Tuesday's game versus the Ducks.

    Eller was listed as questionable earlier Tuesday, so his placement in the protocols suggests confirmation testing returned a positive result. He'll need to provide two negative tests prior to be activated again.

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  • Capitals' Lars Eller: Questionable Tuesday

    Eller (undisclosed) is questionable to play Tuesday in Anaheim, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

    While the specifics of his injury remain a mystery, it sounds like Eller will be a game-time decision Tuesday. The veteran forward has eight points in 15 games this season and is currently riding a three-game point streak. If he's unable to play, Garrett Pilon, who was recalled from AHL Hershey on Monday, will likely suit up in his place.

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  • Capitals' Lars Eller: Sets up two goals in road win

    Eller emerged with two assists in Friday's 4-3 win over the Blue Jackets.

    This was the first multi-point outing of the season for Eller, as he remains a steady but unspectacular fantasy option. The veteran pivot has one goal and six assists through 14 games this season.

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  • Capitals' Lars Eller: Lands first goal of 2021-22

    Eller scored a goal on his only shot in Thursday's 2-0 win over Detroit.

    Eller halted his 12-game goal drought to start the season, speeding into the Detroit zone in the first period and snapping a low shot past goaltender Thomas Greiss. The tally came just 10 seconds after Washington's Dmitry Orlov had opened the scoring. Eller has five points and PIM om the year.

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  • Capitals' Lars Eller: Tallies helper

    Eller recorded an assist and three shots during Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Avalanche.

    Eller has one point, four PIM and eight shots in his first three games. The 32-year-old will continue to fill the void left by Nicklas Backstrom (hip) on the second line until at least early November, which could help boost his offensive output to start the season.

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  • Capitals' Lars Eller: Back at practice

    Eller (lower body) is slated to practice with the Capitals' second group Tuesday, NHL.com's Tom Gulitti reports.

    Eller exited Monday's practice early with a lower-body issue, but whatever forced him from the ice clearly wasn't overly serious. The 32-year-old pivot should be good to go for Wednesday's preseason game versus New Jersey.

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  • Capitals' Lars Eller: Exits practice early

    Eller left Monday's practice session early with an undisclosed injury, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

    If Eller were to miss any significant time, it could spell bad news for the Capitals; who are already dealing with an injury to fellow center Nicklas Backstrom (hip). Barring an extended absence, Eller should be capable of getting back over the 30-point threshold this year, a mark he missed last season for the first time since the 2016-17 campaign.

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  • Capitals' Lars Eller: Good to go Friday

    Eller (lower body) is in Friday's Game 4 lineup against the Bruins, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

    Eller suffered an injury in Game 2 that resulted in him missing Game 3 and Washington fell into a 2-1 series hole. He's back in his usual middle-six role for Game 4 on Friday. The 32-year-old scored 23 points during the regular season and has one assist in two playoff games.

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  • Capitals' Lars Eller: Not playing Wednesday

    Eller (lower body) is not in the lineup for Game 3 against Boston on Wednesday, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

    Eller departed Game 2 with the injury but participated in morning skate Wednesday, so there was some optimism he would return. Look for additional updates on his status in advance of Game 4 on Friday.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 205 lbs
Birthplace: Rodovre, Denmark
Age: 32
Experience: 12
Shoots: Left