The Washington Capitals have lost one of their Stanley Cup heroes at least for a couple of days.
Capitals insider Samantha Pell of the Washington Post reports that forward Lars Eller has left the NHL "bubble" in Toronto.
It's for a good reason though and not a scary situation.
Eller left to be with his wife Julie who's about to give birth to their second child.
The Capitals' forward was already preparing for his exit in early July.
“You’re going to have to take a lot of precautions for when you leave,” said Eller back in July when planning his exit. “Depending on how you travel and you travel back and forth and who you’re going to be in contact with and so on, I’ll have to serve some time inside the bubble and test a number of times before I can join my teammates again and play games. We’re working on trying to figure out how we do that the best possible way. That’s what’s going to happen.”
Eller will miss the remaining round robin games and depending on his testing will find out about first round games.
Capitals center Lars Eller returned to Washington this afternoon for the birth of his second child, per the team.
— Samantha Pell (@SamanthaJPell) August 5, 2020