Lars Eller placed on the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol list
Lars Eller placed on the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol list

Lars Eller placed on the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol list

Washington Capitals will be without Lars Eller for an unknown period after the Danish center landed in COVID-19 protocol on Monday.

The Capitals announced the news on social media.

Capital’s beat reporters say Lars remains at the capitals’ last destination and is in quarantine in Vancouver.

Otherwise, positive tests come a little over a month later The NHL announced new COVID protocols in late January where there are no longer daily tests. The league only does “for-cause” tests for fully vaccinated players. Or probably have symptoms.

This is the second time this season, Or is in the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol. In November, Or tested positive prior to a game against the Duckswhich forces the Stanley Cup champion to quarantined in a hotel room in Anaheim for 10 days.

“No one else on the team got it,” Eller said. “No one in my house got it. I have no idea where I got it from. We’re trying to count, most likely somewhere on that road trip in Detroit and Columbus, but I’ve really only been around my teammates and nothing else, so “It’s really weird. I’m just been extremely unlucky.”

With Eller out, the Capitals could look to the minors to fill his role or have Connor McMichael or TJ Oshie play center in a pinch. Daniel Sprong has been a healthy scratch in the last many games.


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