Lars Eller Leaves Game 2 Against Boston Bruins, “Doubtful” To Return

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With Center Evgeny Kuznetsov already out of the Washington Capitals’ lineup for Game 2 of their first round playoff series against the Boston Bruins, and Right Wing T.J. Oshie taking on centering duties as a result, an injury to third-line stalwart Lars Eller was not what Head Coach Peter Laviolette’s team wanted in a toe-to-toe series. Eller left Monday night’s game towards the end of the second period, and did not start the third period.

Eller’s last shift of the game lasted just 11 seconds, and while it is unclear what the ailment might be, it appears as though Eller twisted his leg on a shot on net at the 9:26 mark of the second.

According to the Capitals, Eller is “doubtful” to return for the remainder of play.


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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