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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 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

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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

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.
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 10:04:00 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.
Wed, Sep 7, 2016 02:21:00 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.
Sat, Jun 25, 2016 10:07:00 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.
Fri, Jun 24, 2016 07:26:00 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.
Mon, Mar 28, 2016 10:03:00 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.
Wed, Mar 16, 2016 01:58:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Lars Eller
4Jay Beagle
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Marcus Johansson
3Andre Burakovsky
4Daniel 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