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Lars Eller | Center

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/8/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 209
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Lars Eller will return to the Montreal lineup Saturday night against Ottawa.
Eller, who has been out for the last two weeks with a lower-body injury, looked good in practice the past few days and seems good to go. He will center a line featuring P.A. Parenteau and David Desharnais. If you need Eller, get ready to activate him. Dec 20 - 10:37 AM

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Lars Eller took part in the pre-game warmup on Thursday, but he is not in Montreal's lineup.

Eller has been out since December 5th with a lower body injury. He should be nearing a return. The 25-year-old has seven goals and 11 points in 28 games this season.
Dec 18 - 8:20 PM

Lars Eller (upper body) returned to practice Monday.

He won't suit up in Tuesday's match against Carolina, but said he expected to be back "sooner rather than later." When he is able to return, coach Michel Therrien has to decide if Eller will play center or the wing. If he plays at center then it could result in Alex Galchenyuk being moved back to the wing.
Dec 16 - 8:58 AM

Lars Eller (upper body) is slated to miss up to two more weeks.

His upper-body injury is not believed to be serious, but he isn't expected to be available for another week or two. Eller still hasn't resumed skating with his teammates.
Dec 10 - 11:54 AM

Lars Eller (upper body) isn't expected to play Tuesday against Vancouver.

He didn't take part in Monday's practice and is listed as day-to-day. Eller was injured last Friday and he sat out Saturday's game due to an upper-body injury.
Dec 8 - 2:56 PM

Lars Eller indeed was a scratch for Montreal on Saturday against the Stars with an UBI.

The extent of Eller's injury is not yet known, but we'll keep you posted. In the meantime, Sven Andrighetto saw his first career action in the NHL.
Dec 6 - 7:55 PM

Montreal Canadiens forward Lars Eller might miss Tuesday's game with an upper-body injury.

He has an MRI set for Monday, so his status may be clearer by then. Eller has seven goals and 11 points in 28 games, not really making the breakthrough some hoped for as the 13th pick of the 2007 NHL Draft. Beyond fantasy, he's a nice asset for Montreal, however.
Dec 6 - 6:16 PM

We don't expect Lars Eller to be in the Montreal lineup Saturday night against Dallas.

He left Friday night's game against Chicago with an upper-body injury and did not return. The Habs have recalled Sven Andrighetto from Hamilton of the AHL in the probable event that Eller can't suit up against the Stars. Consider Eller day-to-day for now.
Dec 6 - 10:35 AM

Lars Eller exited Friday's game in Chicago with an upper body injury.

Eller fell to the ice after bumping into Blackhawks' forward Kris Versteeg. It was an innocent looking play, but it forced Eller to miss the rest of the game. The Canadiens have recalled forward Sven Andrighetto from their farm team in Hamilton to replace Eller on the roster.
Dec 5 - 11:49 PM

Lars Eller extended his goal-scoring streak to three games on Thursday night.

All three of his markers have been game winners, which has given him the league lead with a total of four. Eller has racked up five of his eight points this season over his last three outings.
Nov 14 - 9:48 AM

Lars Eller was among three Canadiens to register two-point efforts in his team’s 4-1 win against the Wild on Saturday night.

Eller, who had a goal and an assist, should not really be in fantasy consideration. His 2012-13 season when he recorded 30 points in 46 games seems to be the anomaly. The 25-year-old has three goals and five points this season. Jiri Sekac also had a goal and an assist. Brandon Prust picked up two assists, while Brendan Gallagher potted the other goal.
Nov 8 - 10:44 PM

Lars Eller potted a goal for the Canadiens in a 6-2 loss to Calgary on Sunday.

His second marker of the season made it 5-2, but it was important for Eller as he tries to work his way out of coach Michel Therrien's doghouse. Therrien liked Eller's effort better in last Thursday's game against Vancouver after he logged just 5:46 of ice time in his previous outing. Eller has three points in 12 games.
Nov 3 - 11:07 AM

Lars Eller's first goal of the season was the game-winner in Montreal's win over the Rangers on Saturday.

Eller has been playing on Montreal's third line with Rene Bourque and a rotation of Jiri Sekac and Dale Weise. After signing a four-year contract extension this off-season, some expected more offense from Eller but that may just not be possible with the situation he's in. Montreal has good depth up front and they use Eller in a more defensive role.
Oct 26 - 9:00 AM

The Canadiens expect to have Lars Eller (lower-body) in their line-up when they start their season in Toronto on Wednesday.

Eller has missed a good chunk of training camp with the injury, but did participate in the Habs’ morning skate before Saturday’s game against Ottawa. The 25-year-old should improve on last season’s 26-point total, but he is still the third center on the Canadiens’ depth chart.
Oct 5 - 9:08 AM

Lars Eller took a therapy day on Thursday after he suited up in Wednesday's exhibition match versus Chicago.

He had been sidelined with a lower-body injury, but he appears to be recovered from that. We'll let you know if we hear otherwise, but expect him to be ready to go on opening night next Wednesday at Toronto.
Oct 3 - 9:08 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1David Desharnais
2Tomas Plekanec
3Lars Eller
4Manny Malhotra
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Alex Galchenyuk
3Michael Bournival
RW1Brendan Gallagher
2P. A. Parenteau
3Jiri Sekac
4Brandon Prust
5Dale Weise
6Sven Andrighetto
D1P.K. Subban
2Andrei Markov
3Tom Gilbert
4Sergei Gonchar
5Mike Weaver
6Alexei Emelin
7Bryan Allen
8Nathan Beaulieu
G1Carey Price
2Joey MacDonald