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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 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. Oct 9 - 7:50 PM

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Lars Eller scored a power play goal just past the midway point of the Washington Capitals versus New York Islanders preseason game Saturday night. The Caps won 2-1 over the Islanders.

Eller was fed the puck by Justin Williams with 9:26 remaining in the game. Eller moves over from the Montreal Canadiens where he scored 13 goals with 13 assists last year.
Oct 1 - 10:04 PM

Lars Eller is expected to see plenty of action at his first training camp with the Capitals.

The team's top-two centers, Nicklas Backstrom (Sweden) and Evgeny Kuznetsov (Russia), will be competing at the World Cup, so Eller will be the top pivot when camp begins. He could get looks alongside Justin Williams, Marcus Johansson, Andre Burakovsky, Stanislav Galiev, Tom Wilson, Brett Connolly and Jakub Vrana during that time. It's unclear who he will play with when the regular season opens, but he is projected to center the third line.
Sep 7 - 2:21 PM

The Washington Capitals will likely use Lars Eller as their third line center.

He'll line up behind Niklas Backstrom and Evgeny Kuznetsov. He will likely start the season between Justin Williams and Jake Vrbana or Jason Chimera according to CSN Mid-Atlantic. Should that be the case, look for a 40 point effort from Ellers.
Jun 25 - 10:07 AM

Lars Eller has been shipped to Washington in exchange for two second-round picks.

The picks are for the 2017 and 2018 drafts. Eller had 13 goals and 26 points in 79 games with the Canadiens last season.
Jun 24 - 7:26 PM

Lars Eller ended a seven-game point drought on Saturday against the Rangers.

He registered his 12th goal of the season in a 5-2 loss. Eller has accounted for 23 points in 73 games.
Mar 28 - 10:03 AM

Lars Eller (illness) is good to return Wednesday night.

Eller missed Montreal's last two games. He has 11 goals and 22 points in 67 contests in 2015-16.
Mar 16 - 1:58 PM

Lars Eller (illness) isn't expected to play on Tuesday.

He didn't take part in Monday's practice after missing Saturday's game with an illness.
Mar 14 - 1:15 PM

Lars Eller will miss Saturday's match with the Wild due to illness.

Eller has not been much of a fantasy option. He's posted 11 goals and 22 points with 97 hits in 67 games this season. Hopefully he's recover quickly.
Mar 12 - 1:58 PM

Updating a previous item, Lars Eller will play in Thursday's game against the Buffalo Sabres.

Eller was expected to sit out tonight, but he's taking line rushes on Montreal's second line with Tomas Plekanec and Paul Byron. He's expected to take Lucas Lessio's spot in the lineup.
Mar 10 - 7:13 PM

Lars Eller won't play in Thursday's game against the Buffalo Sabres.

The 26-year-old will miss his second consecutive game due to injury. He has 11 goals and 22 points in 66 games this season. He was playing some strong two-way hockey before being sidelined. He's considered day-to-day.
Mar 10 - 10:58 AM

Lars Eller (lower body) will not play Tuesday.

The Canadiens had him listed as a game-time decision after the morning skate, but he has been ruled out now. Eller is sidelined with lower-body injury after coach Michel Therrien said he had an upper-body ailment on Monday. Either way it will put him on the shelf. Lucas Lessio will take his slot tonight in the lineup.
Mar 8 - 6:14 PM

Lars Eller (upper body) skated on Tuesday morning.

He will be a game-time decision against Dallas. Eller is dealing with a lingering upper-body ailment.
Mar 8 - 11:23 AM

Lars Eller is questionable for Tuesday night against Dallas because of a lingering upper-body injury.

Coach Michel Therrien hopes to have Eller in the lineup, but a determination on his status could end up being a game-time decision. The morning skate should provide an update.
Mar 7 - 12:58 PM

With his goal during Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Kings, Lars Eller now has points in four of his last five games.

The goal is his only tally during the streak with four points in all. Through 65 games this season Eller has 11 goals and 22 points, with an outside chance of surpassing career highs of 16 goals and 30 points.
Mar 4 - 1:51 AM

Depth Charts

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