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 interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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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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