Lars Eller Uncertain For Capitals’ Game 4 at Bruins

Center Lars Eller appeared to be a full participant at the Washington Capitalsmorning skate prior to Game 4 of their first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series against the Boston Bruins on Friday (6:30 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington locally, NBCSN nationally), but his status is still uncertain after missing Game 3 with a lower-body injury sustained midway through the second period of Game 2.

Head coach Peter Laviolette told the media on Thursday that he was encouraged by the progress Eller had made but was unsure of his status for Game 4.

Forward Daniel Carr, who replaced Daniel Sprong in Game 3, skated with the extras along with Sprong after the skate, indicating that Eller will likely return to the lineup for Game 4.

Forward T.J. Oshie, who did not participate in Wednesday’s morning skate prior to Game 3 despite playing and missed the last game of the regular season due to a lower-body injury suffered against the Philadelphia Flyers on May 8, did not skate on Friday morning.

Goaltender Ilya Samsonov was the first goalie off, signaling that he will likely start Game 4.

Craig Anderson is available for Game 4 after sitting Game 3 due to body maintenance, according to Laviolette.

Bruins forward David Pastrnak on the ice for their morning skate, meaning that there does not seem to be any residual issues from the crash into the end boards the other night.

The Bruins lead the best-of-seven series, 2-1.

By Harrison Brown

About Harrison Brown

Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was watching the Capitals hoist the Stanley Cup in Las Vegas. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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