During the Capital’s game against the Calgary Flames Friday night, forward Lars Eller left due to a mysterious lower-body injury. After the game, head coach Todd Reirden did not elaborate further on the nature of the injury, only that Eller would be reevaluated and an update given on Saturday.
Eller took to the ice before Capitals practice on Saturday, wearing his normal white practice jersey. According to NHL.com’s Tom Gulitti, Eller did not join the rest of the team on the second rink for practice, and instead exited to the locker room.
Eller talked with Todd Reirden for a bit. He did not go over to other rink with team for practice.
Exited to locker room. https://t.co/y8mbfYMMSH
— Tom Gulitti (@TomGulittiNHL) February 2, 2019
NBC Sports Washington’s JJ Regan added that Eller appeared to look okay, though his exit to the locker room suggests that whatever lead Eller to leave the game continues to be a lingering issue.
Reirden has yet to give a post-practice update on Eller’s status, but we will update as more information becomes available.
Eller will be a game-time decision against the Boston Bruins on Sunday. Reirden spoke to the media about his status following Capitals practice.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) February 2, 2019
“He was on the ice for a little bit today, and he’s getting some treatment. We’ll see for tomorrow,” Reirden said. “Game-time on him.”
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