Lars Eller
C WSH
3 days ago

Eller ended a four-game point drought with the only goal in Monday's 4-1 loss to Calgary.

EDGE Analysis

Eller's previous point streak is a memory now, as he'd been without a point in each of the Capitals' past four games and hadn't scored a goal since getting two on Nov. 2 against the Islanders. He seems to have reverted to form now and should only be used regularly in deeper leagues.

Lars Eller
C WSH
3 weeks ago

Eller contributed an assist in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Bruins.

EDGE Analysis

The Danish forward is having possibly the best stretch of his career with three goals and seven points in his last seven games. Having eclipsed the 30-point mark only once in his career, it's easy for skepticism to creep in over the likelihood of sustaining this pace, but the 28-year-old has been playing inspired hockey of late and it can not be ignored. This hot streak is worth a look in standard formats, and he is definitely worth owning in deeper leagues for the foreseeable future.

Lars Eller
C WSH
3 weeks ago

Eller collected two goals, an assist, three shots and a minor penalty through 16:46 (2:34 on the power play) of ice time during Thursday's 4-3 win over the Islanders.

EDGE Analysis

Eller also recorded two points against the Oilers on Oct. 28, and he now has an impressive three goals, six points, 16 shots and 14 PIM through his past five games. The 28-year-old center has flashed offensive upside in the past but has never been able to score consistently enough to be a reliable fantasy asset in most settings. Even with the recent uptick in production, it's probably wise to keep expectations in check for Eller.

Lars Eller
C WSH
4 weeks ago

Eller recorded a goal, an assist, and six shots in Saturday's 5-2 comeback win over the Oilers.

EDGE Analysis

This was possibly Eller's best game as a Capital as he was effective at both ends of the ice despite taking three minor penalties. The Danish forward could use more nights like this heading into unrestricted free agency, and may get more opportunities offensively now that Washington is without Brett Connolly (upper body) and Andre Burakovsky (thumb) for the foreseeable future. Only a lack of power-play time limits his upside as he's on track for a career year, so those in deeper formats should consider adding him.

Lars Eller
C WSH
1 month ago

Eller (illness) will return to the lineup for Friday's game against the Red Wings.

EDGE Analysis

Eller missed Tuesday's game against Toronto due to an illness, but the 28-year-old Dane will return to his role centering the Capitals' third line against Detroit. Eller's known more for his abilities as a penalty-killing specialist than his offensive aptitude, so his return will likely go unnoticed by most fantasy owners.

Lars Eller
C WSH
1 month ago

Eller (illness) won't play Tuesday against the Maple Leafs, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Eller was deemed a game-time decision for Tuesday's match after participating in morning skate, but the 28-year-old pivot evidently isn't feeling well enough to gut it out against Toronto. Tyler Graovac will replace Eller in the lineup against the Maple Leafs, centering Brett Connolly and Tom Wilson on the Capitals' third line.

Lars Eller
C WSH
1 month ago

Eller (illness) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's clash with Toronto, Tarik El-Bashir of NBC Sports Washington reports.

EDGE Analysis

Despite taking the morning skate, Eller's status remains up in the air according to coach Barry Trotz. The team is likely waiting to see how he responds to the skate to make sure he is back to 100 percent before re-inserting him into the lineup. If the center is unable to suit up, Tyler Graovac is the most likely candidate to slot into the Caps' fourth line.

Lars Eller
C WSH
1 month ago

Eller (illness) was on the ice for the morning skate and should be in the lineup Tuesday against the Maple Leafs, Tarik El-Bashir of NBC Sports Washington reports.

EDGE Analysis

Eller missed practice on Monday with the illness but appears set to go against the Maple Leafs. However, his two assists and minus-2 rating in six games doesn't jump off the charts so fantasy owners should have modest expectations for the third-line pivot.

Lars Eller
C WSH
1 month ago

Eller (illness) was absent from Monday's practice, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Danish pivot's availability for Tuesday's showdown with the Maple Leafs is unclear, but Tyler Graovac looks like he will take his spot on the third line between Tom Wilson and Brett Connolly if Eller is not well enough to play.

Lars Eller
C WSH
1 month ago

Eller had an assist and two shots in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Penguins.

EDGE Analysis

Despite logging a season-low 11:48 in ice time, the Danish pivot managed to hit the scoresheet again and has two points in the first four games. Entering a contract year and with the Caps needing more production from their bottom-six, Eller certainly has the opportunity to improve the 25-point ceiling he seems to keep bumping against in recent seasons. With Tom Wilson (suspension) set to return to action, the first-round pick of the St. Louis Blues in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft gets a skill boost on the third line with Brett Connolly. His lack of power-play time limits his upside, but if this trio starts gelling, Eller could have some decent fantasy value in deeper formats, so keep an eye on him moving forward.