Lars Eller
C WSH
3 weeks ago

Eller potted the game-winning goal in overtime Monday, with the Capitals eking out a 5-4 road win over the Canadiens. He also recorded two takeaways and hits apiece, three blocked shots and four penalty minutes.

EDGE Analysis

The goal must have been extra sweet for Eller since it came against his old team. He's up to four goals and seven assists through 20 games while averaging a career-high 16:45 of ice time in his 10th NHL season.

Lars Eller
C WSH
4 weeks ago

Eller bagged a pair of assists in Tuesdays 5-2 win over the Wild.

EDGE Analysis

The two-assist performance ended a four-game pointless streak for Eller, who now has three goals and 10 points on the year. Coming off a career-high 38 points in 2017-18, Eller is tracking towards eclipsing that this season. Meanwhile, the Capitals' forward led all players with 7:49 of ice time on the penalty kill.

Lars Eller
C WSH
1 month ago

Eller tallied two goals, three shots and won 8 of 13 faceoffs during Thursday's 6-4 loss to the Canadiens.

EDGE Analysis

Eller is up to three goals and seven points in 11 games which has him on pace to top the 50-point mark for the first time in his career. He'll need his shooting rate (5%) to improve in order to hit that mark, but after hitting 38 points in 2017-18, there's a decent chance he can outdo himself in 2018-19 given the hot start.

Lars Eller
C WSH
2 months ago

Eller will be in the lineup Thursday against the Penguins, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Eller left late in the third period of Wednesday's 7-0 rout over the Bruins after receiving several blows to the head during a fight with Bruins winger Brad Marchand. Free of any lingering injury concerns, the Danish center can be deployed as fantasy owners see fit for Thursday's showdown against the well-rested Penguins.

Lars Eller
C WSH
2 months ago1 Comment

Eller produced an even-strength goal along with five PIM in Wednesday's 7-0 home win over the Bruins.

EDGE Analysis

After Eller's late third-period goal, he may have gone a bit too far by celebrating in front of the Bruins bench with the score at 7-zip. Brad Marchand, one of the league's most menacing forwards -- albeit a supremely talented one at that -- came to blows with Eller after the gesture; the interaction could possibly warrant supplemental discipline for Marchand based on how it all unfolded. As for Eller, who was left bloodied in the exchange, he'll turn his attention to Thursday's road match with the Penguins.

Lars Eller
C WSH
2 months ago

Eller registered two assists and a plus-2 rating during Sunday's 5-2 victory over the Blues.

EDGE Analysis

The Danish center also won eight of 12 faceoffs which should help him ease some of the defensive burden added by the loss of Jay Beagle in free agency. Eller was a marvel for the Capitals during the postseason with seven goals and 18 points in 24 playoff games. Reunited with Andre Burakovsky and Brett Connolly on the third line, the 29-year-old could be a sneaky play in deeper formats coming off a career-high 38 points in 2017-18.

Lars Eller
C WSH
3 months ago

Eller (lower body) will play in Friday's preseason contest against the Hurricanes, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

We'd expect Eller to be drafted higher than usual in fantasy on the heels of a terrific playoff run comprised of seven goals, 11 assists and a plus-six rating to complement four power-play points. This likely was no fluke considering he also banked a career-high 38 points (18 goals, 20 assists) during the regular season.

Lars Eller
C WSH
3 months ago

Eller (lower body) has yet to be given the green light to suit up in a preseason contest, but could make his debut against Carolina on Friday, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Even if Eller is still held out Friday, it appears he should be ready in time to play against the Blues on Tuesday. The center set career highs last season in goals (18), points (38) and shots (161) on his way to lifting the Stanley Cup.

Lars Eller
C WSH
3 months ago

Eller (lower body) told reporters he feels "100 percent" and is ready for the rest of the preseason, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Eller feeling healthy, he could be in contention to appear in Tuesday's preseason action versus Boston. Even if he doesn't crack the lineup, the center has plenty of time for a tune up and should be ready for Opening Night.

Lars Eller
C WSH
3 months ago

Eller (lower body) took part in Monday's training camp session, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Capitals will take the ice three times in the next five days, so look for Eller to see action in at least one of those contests if he is back to 100 percent. Even if he fails to log a preseason contest, the center seems on track to suit up Opening Night against the Bruins on Oct. 3.