Lars Eller Leaves Capitals’ Game Against Flyers With Lower-Body Injury

After missing the Washington Capitals’ last game against the Philadelphia Flyers due to a family matter, Center Lars Eller was back in the lineup for the teams’ Thursday night tilt. The welcome return of the versatile forward was short-lived, however, as Eller exited the game in the first period with a lower-body injury.

At around the 15:00 time stamp of the opening frame, Eller went in behind Washington goaltender Ilya Samsonov to retrieve the puck, and can be seen lifting his right leg in discomfort, a motion he repeats as he makes his way back up ice.

According to the Capitals, Eller would not return to the game.

Eller, who has 12 points this season, missed the Caps’ last game against the Flyers due to a family matter, and was expected to miss tonight’s game as well, but was in the lineup for puck drop.  He played a total of 1:29 on three shifts before exiting the game.

By Michael Fleetwood

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. His favorite player became former Capital Nate Schmidt after he met Schmidt in a Hershey hotel while in Hershey PA to see the Bears play, shortly after Schmidt was injured during a conditioning stint. Michael is also a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Orioles, and enjoys photography, watching WildEarth TV's SafariLive live safaris, and watching animals in his spare time. (Photo by Adam Vingan in 2014 at the Capitals Development Camp).
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