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March 2, 2021 10:40 AM
Capitals' Lars Eller: Extends point streak
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 25, 2021 10:40 PM
Capitals' Lars Eller: Comes alive in third period
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 23, 2021 11:20 AM
Capitals' Lars Eller: Promoted to top line
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 17, 2021 05:48 PM
Capitals' Lars Eller: Picks up insurance goal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 9, 2021 03:32 AM
Capitals' Lars Eller: Bags apple in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 7, 2021 11:16 AM
Capitals' Lars Eller: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Eller (upper body) will return to the lineup for Sunday's game against the Flyers.

Eller has missed the past four games due to the upper-body injury, but after resuming contact in Saturday's practice, he'll return to the lineup officially. The 31-year-old has gotten off to a slow start this season, recording just two points and eight shots across seven games. Eller is expected to handle a middle-six role at center during Sunday's contest.

February 6, 2021 11:36 AM
Capitals' Lars Eller: Resumes full practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Eller (upper body) resumed taking contact in Saturday's practice, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

Ditching the non-contact jersey is the first positive sign for Eller's recovery in almost a week, as he has been skating on his own after formal practice sessions most days since exiting late in Jan. 26's win over the Islanders. It's not clear if the Danish center will be back in game shape in time for Sunday's matinee against the Flyers, but it appears he will be returning to the lineup in the near future.

February 4, 2021 02:40 PM
Capitals' Lars Eller: Still sidelined
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Eller (upper body) isn't expected to be available for Thursday's game against the Rangers,'s Mike Vogel reports.

Eller has been skating in a non-contact jersey recently, but he'll need to be cleared to participate in a full practice before rejoining the lineup. T.J. Oshie will continue to fill in on Washington's second line until Eller or Evgeny Kuznetsov (COVID-19 protocols) is ready to return.

February 2, 2021 02:56 AM
Capitals' Lars Eller: Headed for another absence
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Eller (upper body) was on the ice in a non-contact jersey after Monday's formal morning skate, Mike Vogel of the Capitals' official site reports.

Eller is poised to miss his third straight game with the injury. The Danish center will have a couple of days to get cleared for contact before Washington's next game Thursday.

February 1, 2021 03:40 AM
Capitals' Lars Eller: Still not taking contact
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Eller (upper body) skated in a non-contact jersey during Sunday's practice, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

That Eller is able to take the ice at all is certainly positive news after he went headfirst into the boards on Jan. 26 against the Islanders. The absence of any contact does not bode well for the Danish center's chances to return for Monday's rematch against the Bruins, but further clarification is expected after the morning skate.

January 30, 2021 10:16 AM
Capitals' Lars Eller: Sports non-contact sweater
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Eller (upper body) is on the ice for Saturday's morning skate in a non-contact sweater, Mike Vogel of the Capitals' official site reports.

Eller won't be available for Saturday's game against Boston, but if he's able to ditch his non-contact sweater Sunday, he could return for Monday's rematch with the Bruins. The 31-year-old pivot has picked up two points through seven contests this campaign.

January 29, 2021 12:52 PM
Capitals' Lars Eller: Absent from practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Eller (upper body) was not a participant in Friday's optional skate, Tom Gulitti of reports.

Eller's availability for Saturday's showdown against the Bruins remains unknown after he was knocked out of action during a Jan. 26 match against the Islanders. Check for further updates on the Danish center prior to puck drop.

January 28, 2021 12:24 PM
Capitals' Lars Eller: Out Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Eller (upper body) will not play Thursday against the Islanders, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

Head coach Peter Laviolette did not elaborate on the specific nature of Eller's injury but indicated he is "day to day." The Danish center had one goal and one assist in seven games prior to the injury.

January 26, 2021 10:28 PM
Capitals' Lars Eller: Exits with injury Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Eller (upper body) left Tuesday's game versus the Islanders after he was boarded by Leo Komarov, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.

After the game, head coach Peter Laviolette had no update on the status of either Eller or Nicklas Backstrom (undisclosed). With Evgeny Kuznetsov (COVID-19 protocols) also out, the Capitals could be down their top three centers ahead of Thursday's contest versus the Islanders. Expect more information on Eller to surface prior to that game.

January 19, 2021 11:40 PM
Capitals' Lars Eller: Opens scoring with first goal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Eller scored a goal on two shots and added two PIM in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Penguins.

Eller joined an odd-man rush in the first period and buried a shot from the right faceoff dot, giving Washington a 1-0 lead less than five minutes into the game. It was Eller's first goal of the season. The 31-year-old has reliably produced in the range of 15 goals and 30 points for each of the last three seasons and is only a fantasy option in deeper leagues.

January 16, 2021 12:56 AM
Capitals' Lars Eller: Bags apple Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Eller tallied an assist and a minus-1 rating while logging 15:13 of ice time during Thursday's 6-4 win over the Sabres.

The helper puts Eller on a point-per-game pace, but the lack of power-play time and a top-six role will significantly limit the Danish center's offensive upside over the course of the season. Those in deeper leagues where the 31-year-old might be an option should monitor his production in the early going.

January 7, 2021 09:04 PM
Capitals' Lars Eller: Replaced on power play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Eller did not skate with either of Washington's power-play units during Thursday's practice, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

Eller had been a mainstay on Washington's second power-play unit in recent seasons, averaging 1:44 of ice time with the man advantage during the 2019-20 season. The Danish center has produced at a 30-plus point pace each of the last three seasons, but his production could falter without regular power-play opportunities, so those in deeper leagues considering drafting him should keep the reduced role in mind on draft day.

August 15, 2020 12:24 AM
Capitals' Lars Eller: Rough return to action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Eller (personal) went minus-4 and won only 6-of-19 faceoffs in Friday's 5-2 loss to the Islanders in Game 2.

Eller had to play on the second line Friday due to Nicklas Backstrom (concussion) being unavailable. The return didn't go well for Eller, who missed three games after leaving the bubble for the birth of his child. He was on the ice for all four of the Islanders' even-strength tallies. The Danish center will be in a top-six role for as long as Backstrom is out -- the Capitals will hope he can adjust to the added responsibility.

August 13, 2020 02:24 PM
Capitals' Lars Eller: Ready for Game 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

As expected, Eller (personal) will return to the lineup for Friday's Game 2 against the Islanders, Tom Gulitti of reports.

Eller's return to the lineup couldn't come at a better time for the Capitals, as they'll be without their No. 1 center Nicklas Backstrom, who's in the NHL's concussion protocol following a questionable hit from the Islanders' Anders Lee during Game 1, for Game 2 at a minimum. Eller's no Backstrom, but he put up solid numbers during the regular season, notching 16 goals and 39 points in 69 contests, and he's more than capable of skating in a top-six role and contributing on the power play.

August 13, 2020 04:44 AM
Capitals' Lars Eller: Trending in right direction
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Todd Reirden said Wednesday that he expects Eller (personal) to return to the lineup for Friday's Game 2 against the Islanders, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.

Eller missed Wednesday's Game 1 after he left the bubble for the birth of his child. The forward continues to work through health and safety protocols to return to the team, but as this news suggests, he could be nearing a return. If and when Eller is granted clearance to return to the lineup, he'll likely bump Travis Boyd or Nic Dowd out of the lineup at center.

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02/23vs PITL 2-3 (OT)000016:02
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