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Lars Eller | Center | #20

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (28) / 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 in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Florida Panthers.
Eller's goal tied the game at one with 1:05 remaining in the first period. Andrea Burakovsky then gave the Caps a 2-1 advantage heading into the third period. Washington held onto that one-goal late in the third frame, but that's when they allowed the Panthers to score twice in under three minutes. Eller has now scored in back-to-back games. He has 13 goals and 31 points in 60 games this season. Feb 23 - 12:16 AM

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The Washington Capitals have signed Lars Eller to a five-year, $17.5 million extension.

The Capitals acquired Eller from the Montreal Canadiens in the summer of 2016. The 28-year-old will keep the same cap hit he had been making on his previous contract ($3.5 million). He has 11 goals and 28 points in 53 games this season. He doesn't have any fantasy value in standard leagues, but he's been a useful two-way player for Washington. Eller was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season.
Feb 10 - 10:56 AM

Lars Eller registered two assists in Washington's 5-3 win over Philadelphia Wednesday night.

Eller has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last four games. He's up to 10 goals and 25 points in 49 games this season. At this rate, he should easily surpass his previous career-high of 30 points.
Feb 1 - 6:31 AM

Lars Eller found the back of the net in Thursday's 3-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.

Eller's goal at the 16:05 mark of the second period tied the game at one, but that's the only offense the Caps could muster in this one. He's now found the back of the net in three consecutive games. Eller is up to eight goals and 20 points in 43 games this season. Despite his recent run of success, Eller isn't worth owning in most fantasy leagues. The loss puts an end to Washington's five-game winning streak and their 10-game home winning streak.
Jan 11 - 10:32 PM

Lars Eller scored a goal and picked up an assist in a 4-3 shootout win over the Boston Bruins.

Eller came into the game having not scored in any of his previous 16 games. He got the comeback going for the Capitals with a goal midway through the second frame and then picked up an assist on Brett Connolly's tying goal in the third period. Eller has 17 points in 38 games this season but is not a recommended play in fantasy leagues. Alex Ovechkin also scored for the Capitals in the win.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 10:49:00 PM

Lars Eller found the back of the net in Monday's 4-1 loss to the Calgary Flames.

Eller opened the scoring just 1:02 into the first period, but the Flames managed to score four unanswered goals the rest of the way. The Caps center finished the night with a plus-1 rating, two penalty minutes and three shots on goal in 17:33 of ice time. The goal puts an end to Eller's eight-game goalless drought. He has four goals and eight assists in 21 games.
Mon, Nov 20, 2017 10:50:00 PM

Lars Eller picked up two goals and an assist in a 4-3 win over the New York Islanders.

Eller came down on a two-on-one and opted to fire the game-winning goal passed Jaroslav Halak with less than four minutes remaining in the game. Acting as the third line center, Eller is now up to three goals and five assists in 12 games this season. He's someone to keep an eye on but wouldn't pick up in any fantasy formats just yet. Taylor Chorney and Alex Chiasson also scored in the win.
Thu, Nov 2, 2017 09:50:00 PM

Lars Eller (illness) got back in the lineup on Friday.

Eller sat out Tuesday's game versus Toronto because he wasn't feeling well, but he was back on the ice against Ottawa. He had one block in 14:42 of playing time.
Sat, Oct 21, 2017 03:25:00 AM

Lars Eller (illness) won't play in Tuesday night's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Eller didn't participate in pregame warmups prior to Tuesday's game, with Tyler Graovac skating in his place. Eller also missed Monday's practice but participated in the game day morning skate. The Danish forward only has two points in six games this season.
Tue, Oct 17, 2017 06:43:00 PM

Lars Eller (illness) will be a game-time decision in Tuesday's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Eller didn't practice on Monday, but he was on the ice during Tuesday's morning skate. He has two assists in six games this season. Eller doesn't have any fantasy value in standard leagues.
Tue, Oct 17, 2017 01:35:00 PM

Lars Eller skipped Monday's practice because he was feeling ill.

The Capitals host Toronto on Tuesday night, so Eller could still be available to play by then if he's feeling better. Coach Barry Trotz isn't sure if Eller will be ready at this time.
Mon, Oct 16, 2017 11:12:00 AM

Lars Eller had a pair of assists in the Capitals 4-2 win Saturday.

Eller had Alex Ovechkin on his wing and that never hurts as he set up Ovie's insurance goal. Eller has five assists in 11 games during the playoffs and has not been a bad selection in playoff pools thus far.
Sun, May 7, 2017 08:13:00 AM

Lars Eller registered an assist in Washington's 3-2 loss to Pittsburgh in Game 1 Thursday night.

After a quiet start offensively to the playoffs, Eller has heated up by recording a point in three of his last four games. He had 12 goals and 25 points in 81 regular season contests.
Fri, Apr 28, 2017 11:17:00 AM

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.
Tue, Apr 25, 2017 06:21:00 PM

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.
Wed, Feb 22, 2017 03:28:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Lars Eller
4Jay Beagle
5Chandler Stephenson
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Brett Connolly
3Jakub Vrana
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Andre Burakovsky
3Tom Wilson
4Alex Chiasson
5Anthony Peluso
6Devante Smith-Pelly
7Travis Boyd
D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Dmitry Orlov
4Brooks Orpik
5Christian Djoos
6Michal Kempny
7Jakub Jerabek
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer