Washington Capitals center Lars Eller, who left the second period of the team’s 4-3 win over the Calgary Flames on Friday night with a lower-body injury, skated prior to practice but left before the rest of the team took the ice and will be a game-time decision against forward Brad Marchand and the Boston Bruins on Sunday afternoon (12:30 PM on NBC).
Defenseman Christian Djoos, who has been out since December 8 and underwent thigh surgery six days later, practiced and took contact. Capitals head coach Todd Reirden said that he could be sent down to the AHL’s Hershey Bears on a conditioning stint, but was non-committal towards that.
Capitals coach Todd Reirden said Lars Eller (lower body) will be a game-time decision tomorrow vs. Boston.
Christian Djoos (thigh surgery) took full contact in practice today. Reirden didn’t rule out him going to Hershey on a conditioning assignment before he returns to NHL play
— Tom Gulitti (@TomGulittiNHL) February 2, 2019
CAPS TODAY: Evgeny Kuznetsov scored the NHL’s fifth go-ahead goal in the final minute of regulation this season last night against the Calgary Flames. It marked the first instance by the Capitals in 2018-19. More info on Kuznetsov and the Caps at https://t.co/HecIC0ECg1 pic.twitter.com/Hn9DTH7vAf
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By Harrison Brown