Lars Eller Leaves Practice For Precautionary Reasons

Washington Capitals center Lars Eller, who played in last night’s 3-2 shootout loss to the Boston Bruins in the Capitals preseason opener, left practice early today. The Capitals are saying Eller is suffering from a lower-body injury.

It is not clear if Eller was injured in last night’s game or was injured during today’s practice.

The Capitals are already down one center, with Nicklas Backstrom continuing his hip rehab.

The 32-year-old Eller played in 44 of the 56 regular season games for the Capitals last season. He recorded eight goals and 15 assists.

The Capitals are back in action Wednesday night when they host the New Jersey Devils in their second preseason game. Puck drop is set for 7:00 PM.

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Civil Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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2 Responses to Lars Eller Leaves Practice For Precautionary Reasons

  1. Anonymous says:

    Old age catching up with Caps?

  2. Mark Eiben says:


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