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Lars Eller | Center | #20

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/8/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 207
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (13) / STL
Contract: view contract details

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Lars Eller missed Tuesday's practice for maintenance.
However, he is expected to be fine to play on Thursday night when Washington hosts Pittsburgh in Game 1 of the second round of the playoffs. Eller had two assists in six contests against Toronto in Round 1. He had 25 points in 81 games during the regular season. Apr 25 - 6:21 PM

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Lars Eller is slated to play in his 500th NHL game Wednesday night.

Eller has been productive lately with 17 points in the last 23 matches. He has generated 177 career points in his previous 499 appearances.
Feb 22 - 3:28 PM

Lars Eller added to his ledger during Sunday's 2-1 loss to the Rangers.

He picked up his 11th assist and 21st point of the campaign, giving him points in five of his last six games.
Feb 19 - 3:17 PM

Lars Eller is heating up for the Capitals.

The veteran pivot picked up an assist during Saturday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Red Wings. He now has points in four of his last five games, giving him two goals and four points over that span. For the season 10 goals and 20 points in 56 games thus far.
Feb 18 - 6:41 PM

With Andre Burakovsky (hand) injured, Lars Eller is getting some playing time with the man advantage.

"It’s a great opportunity for me," Eller said. "That’s like icing on the cake. That’s where players want to play. That’s the really fun stuff. Hopefully, I can come in there and do some good things." Eller's not a major offensive threat, but he also typically doesn't get to play on the power play. For the time being, he's worth keeping an eye on.
Feb 14 - 6:47 AM

Lars Eller scored his ninth goal of the season Sunday in a 5-0 win over Los Angeles.

He opened the scoring in the shutout victory, so he was credited with the game winner just 3:16 into the contest. Eller has 17 points through 52 games thus far.
Feb 5 - 3:32 PM

Lars Eller has collected six points in the last five games.

He has compiled three goals and three assists over that span. Eller has formed a productive third-line combination with Andre Burakovsky and Brent Connolly. He is up to 13 points on the season in 44 games.
Jan 21 - 10:05 AM

Lars Eller scored a goal and registered an assist in Washington's 3-2 shootout loss to Philadelphia Wednesday night.

That was Eller's first multi-point game since Oct. 10, 2015. He has three goals and six points in 30 contests this season.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 11:27:00 AM

Coach Barry Trotz said that Lars Eller (upper body) is good to go on Wednesday.

Eller will line up on the fourth line and with only two goals in 17 games, he certainly is not a viable candidate for fantasy pools. Nevertheless, it looks like he will be in the lineup.
Wed, Nov 23, 2016 11:39:00 AM

Lars Eller (upper body) could be back in the lineup on Wednesday.

"As of right now, it sounds like he's good to go." said coach Barry Trotz. "... I think he will be a possible. That's probably more accurate." Eller took part in Tuesday's practice and he will see how he feels after Wednesday's morning skate.
Tue, Nov 22, 2016 04:41:00 PM

Lars Eller (upper body) skated on his own Monday.

He remains questionable for Wednesday's game versus St. Louis, though. If Eller can't play then Paul Carey could be recalled again.
Mon, Nov 21, 2016 03:46:00 PM

Confirming an earlier note, Lars Eller will not play in Sunday's match against Columbus due to his upper body injury.

Eller is still considered day-to-day. Washington won't play again until Wednesday against the Blues, potentially offering enough time for the veteran pivot to heal up nicely. He has two goals in 17 games this season.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 12:13:00 PM

After suffering an upper body injury Friday night against Detroit, Lars Eller is considered "doubtful" for Sunday's match with Columbus.

The good news is that he's also considered day-to-day. The veteran center has two goals in 17 games this season, so we'd leave him on the pine anyway.
Sat, Nov 19, 2016 02:24:00 PM

Lars Eller is projected to play between Andre Burakovsky and T.J. Oshie on Saturday versus Vancouver.

The Capitals had new line combinations on Friday at practice. Coach Barry Trotz wants to create more balanced lines and Eller will get to play with some talented wingers as a result.
Fri, Oct 28, 2016 06:49:00 PM

Lars Eller scored his second goal of the pre-season in the Capitals' finale on Sunday.

The 27-year-old has reached the 30-point plateau just once in his career, and that was in 2012-13. Washington is certainly a friendly scoring environment for him, but we wouldn't expect too much of a bump.
Sun, Oct 9, 2016 07:50:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Lars Eller
4Jay Beagle
5Chandler Stephenson
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Marcus Johansson
3Andre Burakovsky
4Daniel Winnik
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Justin Williams
3Tom Wilson
4Brett Connolly
D1John Carlson
2Kevin Shattenkirk
3Matt Niskanen
4Karl Alzner
5Brooks Orpik
6Dmitry Orlov
7Nate Schmidt
8Taylor Chorney
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer