F - WSH
Lars Eller scored the lone Capitals goal in their 2-1 shootout win over the Bruins on Wednesday. He was a plus one goal, four SOG and to hits in 16:18 of ice-time.
Eller scored his fifth of the year and not many bigger than this one. He does not play on the power-play and does not warrant an add.
Per Coach Reirdon, the third-line center should be available for the next playoff game versus the NY Islanders. Eller had been off for the birth of his child.
Eller must test negative for Covid-19 four times over four days; his return will be welcome after an (unknown) injury to Nicklas Backstrom in Wednesday's game.
Eller helped Ilya Kovalchuk in the second period of the Caps 6-5 overtime loss to the NY Rangers.
The third-line center is borderline for fantasy (if he's cheap) at 39 points in 67 games (+3).
Eller scored in the first period to give the Caps a 1-0 lead but they were defeated 5-2 by Philadelphia.
The third-line center is of marginal interest for fantasy with 38 points in 66 games (+1).