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Team W-L-OTL Pts
55-23-4 114
52-23-7 111
39-27-16 94
40-31-11 91
38-32-12 88
38-33-11 87
38-39-5 81
27-43-12 66

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2023 Stats

Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
Time On Ice Per Game
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 16 31 -1 15:58 32

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  • Penguins' Lars Eller: Features in all 82 games

    Eller was one of six Penguins to play in all 82 games this season, registering 15 goals and 16 helpers.

    Eller was a solid addition to the Penguins' roster, slotting into a third-line center role while also seeing time with the No. 2 power-play unit. Looking ahead to next year, the veteran center's ceiling figures to be in the 30-40 point range.

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  • Penguins' Lars Eller: Adds shorthanded assist

    Eller logged a shorthanded assist and went minus-2 in Saturday's 6-4 loss to the Bruins.

    Eller set up a Drew O'Connor goal in the third period. The 34-year-old Eller hasn't shown a lot of consistency on offense, rarely getting on the scoresheet multiple games in a row. He's still managed 30 points (five on the power play, two shorthanded) with 151 shots on net, 55 blocked shots, 54 hits and a minus-2 rating through 80 contests in a third-line role.

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  • Penguins' Lars Eller: Available versus Wings

    Eller (illness) will be an option to face Detroit on Thursday, Wes Crosby of reports.

    Eller has scored just one goal in his last 11 outings while adding two helpers and 15 shots. Despite the lack of goals, the veteran center figures to be a lock for the lineup when healthy, especially given his defensive abilities and penalty-killing. In 78 games this season, Eller has picked up 15 goals and 14 assists while averaging 15:57 of ice time.

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  • Penguins' Lars Eller: Questionable for Thursday

    Eller missed Wednesday's morning skate due to an illness and is consequently questionable for Thursday's contest versus Detroit, Wes Crosby of reports.

    Eller has 15 goals and 29 points in 78 contests this season. If he can't play Thursday, then Radim Zohorna, who was recalled from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Wednesday, will likely draw into the lineup versus the Red Wings.

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  • Penguins' Lars Eller: Scores goal, adds assist in win

    Eller scored a goal on three shots and earned an assist versus the Capitals on Thursday.

    Eller made his former club pay with a two-point effort that will boost the Penguins' long-shot chances of making the postseason. With his empty-net tally, the 34-year-old center was also able to bring his eight-game goal drought to a close. If he can secure just one more point, Eller will get back over the 30-point threshold after missing that mark last year.

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  • Penguins' Lars Eller: Two points against Rangers

    Eller scored a power-play goal and added an even-strength assist in Saturday's 7-4 loss to the Rangers.

    The 34-year-old center's tally almost exactly midway through the second period tied the game at 3-3, but New York dominated the second half of the contest. Eller was on the Penguins' top power-play unit Saturday and led the team with six shots on net, but his offensive contributions remain inconsistent. He's been held off the scoresheet in six of nine March games, producing just two goals and four points on the month so far.

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  • Penguins' Lars Eller: Strikes on power play

    Eller scored a power-play goal on two shots, blocked two shots and added two PIM in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Flames.

    Eller gave the Penguins a 2-0 lead late in the first period. The 34-year-old center hasn't had a ton of scoring consistency this season, but he has three goals and a helper over his last six outings. He remains in a third-line role and now has 21 points, 116 shots on net, 43 hits, 37 blocked shots and a plus-2 rating over 58 contests. Eller could continue to see first-unit power-play time while Jake Guentzel (upper body) and Bryan Rust (upper body) are out.

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  • Penguins' Lars Eller: Fuels comeback

    Eller scored a goal on three shots, added an assist and logged two hits in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Canucks.

    Eller's first multi-point effort since Jan. 4 was the catalyst for the Penguins' win. He tied the game midway through the third period and set up Erik Karlsson for the game-winner in overtime. Eller is up to 11 goals, 20 points, 114 shots on net, 42 hits, 34 blocked shots and a plus-3 rating through 56 outings. He continues to play on the third line at even strength, but he's in line for a larger power-play role while Jake Guentzel (upper body) and Bryan Rust (upper body) are out.

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  • Penguins' Lars Eller: Scores goal No. 10

    Eller scored his 10th goal of the season in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Islanders.

    The veteran center flipped a shot from the blue line toward Ilya Sorokin late in the second period that deflected off a New York defender and into the net. Eller's prowess on faceoffs -- he won nine of 14 on Tuesday -- has earned him consistent power-play time of late, but his spot on a checking line at even strength still limits his fantasy upside. He hasn't produced a multi-point game since Jan. 4, and over the last 10 contests Eller has three goals and five points.

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  • Penguins' Lars Eller: Gets goal in 1,000th NHL game

    Eller scored a goal Saturday in a 3-2 overtime win over Montreal.

    It made his 1,000th NHL game especially memorable. Eller is the first player born in Denmark to play 1,000 NHL games. He's the ninth player to score at least one goal in the first and 1,000th game of his career, joining Marian Gaborik, Milan Hejduk, Alex Kovalev, Evgeni Malkin, Joe Nieuwendyk, Gilbert Perreault, Jean Ratelle and Luc Robitaille. Eller has two goals in his last three games, but his 15 points in 46 games should keep him on the wire.

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  • Penguins' Lars Eller: Two-point effort in win

    Eller delivered a goal and an assist in Thursday's 6-5 win over the Bruins.

    He helped set up Drew O'Connor for Pittsburgh's first goal of the night about five minutes into the first period, and O'Connor then returned the favor late in the frame. Eller is beginning to emerge from a deep slump -- over a 21-game stretch from mid-November through late December, he managed only two points (both goals), but he's now produced two multi-point performances in the last three contests. The 34-year-old's spot on the third line doesn't afford him a high fantasy ceiling, but Eller's capable of more than the seven goals and 13 points he's managed through 37 games to begin the season.

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  • Penguins' Lars Eller: Scores twice in win

    Eller tallied a pair of goals in Sunday's 3-1 victory over the Islanders.

    Eller opened the scoring early in the first period, burying a feed from Jansen Harkins on the rush, before capping the scoring with an empty-netter in the third. The 34-year-old Eller came into Sunday's matchup with just one point in his last 15 games. He's up to six goals and 11 points through 35 contests in a middle-six role with Pittsburgh this season.

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  • Penguins' Lars Eller: Expected to play despite illness

    Eller didn't practice Monday due to illness but is still expected to face the Coyotes on Tuesday, Pens Inside Scoop reports.

    Eller has been a mainstay on the Penguins' third line this season despite being mired in a seven-game pointless streak. In fact, the veteran center has just one point in his last 13 outings while recording 21 shots and averaging 14:43 of ice time per game in that span. Unless there is an injury to Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin, Eller shouldn't be expected to move into a top-six role any time soon.

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  • Penguins' Lars Eller: Light lamp in Buffalo

    Eller scored a goal in Friday's 5-3 road loss against the Sabres.

    Eller notched a goal at 16:44 of the second period, giving the Penguins a 2-0 lead through two periods. He ended up with three shots on goal, two blocked shots and two faceoff wins on seven attempts in 14:26 of ice time. The 34-year-old pivot snapped a five-game scoreless streak with the marker.

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  • Penguins' Lars Eller: Nets shorthanded marker

    Eller scored a shorthanded goal in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over the Kings.

    Eller picked off a pass and went the other way, scoring at 18:03 of the second period. He's managed two goals and two assists over his last six contests. For the season, the third-line center is up to six points, 28 shots on net, eight blocked shots, 10 PIM and a plus-3 rating. While he's seeing very little power-play time, he can still be productive in a more defensively-tilted role.

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  • Penguins' Lars Eller: Generates assist

    Eller contributed an assist, three shots on goal and four PIM in Tuesday's 2-0 win over the Ducks.

    Eller has picked up a pair of assists over the last three games, with both helpers coming against Anaheim. The 34-year-old center has produced a goal, four helpers, 27 shots on net, seven blocked shots, 10 PIM and a plus-3 rating. After he managed just 23 points in 84 contests last season, his worst offensive pace since 2010-11, he appears to be on his way to a bounce-back campaign in 2023-24 as the Penguins' third-line center.

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  • Penguins' Lars Eller: Scores goal in rout

    Eller scored a goal on four shots in Thursday's 4-0 victory over Colorado.

    Eller was able to find the back of the net for the first time this season despite having averaged 2.9 shots through the opening seven contests. Known more for his defensive work, Eller should continue to fill a third-line role for the Penguins while putting plenty of shots on net.

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  • Penguins' Lars Eller: Grabs first point with Pittsburgh

    Eller notched an assist in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Blackhawks.

    Although Eller picked up a helper in his Penguins debut, the veteran center was limited to just 23 points despite playing in 84 games for the Capitals and the Avalanche last season, so Tuesday's performance shouldn't be viewed as a sign of things to come. Eller likely won't see much in the way of power-play ice time this season, which will limit his offensive upside.

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  • Penguins' Lars Eller: Joining Penguins

    Eller signed a two-year, $4.9 million contract with Pittsburgh on Saturday, according to PuckPedia.

    Eller contributed 10 goals, 23 points, 93 hits and 42 blocks in 84 contests between Washington and Colorado last season. The 34-year-old is expected to serve in a bottom-six capacity with the Penguins.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 205 lbs
Birthplace: Rodovre, Denmark
Age: 35
Experience: 14
Shoots: Left