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Capitals Injury Updates: Kuemper Taking Full Skate, Latest On Fehervary, Eller

The Washington Capitals got a good sign, as Darcy Kuemper and Lars Eller took morning skate. Plus more on Fehervary and other injured players.



ARLINGTON, V.A. — The Capitals got some positive signs on the injury front, as Darcy Kuemper and Lars Eller were on the ice for morning skate on Thursday.

Kuemper has been on the sidelines for the last five games after taking an elbow to the head from Tyler Toffoli in Calgary. He has been day-to-day with an upper-body injury but has been skating since Sunday and travelled on this past road trip.

Hunter Shepard is still here, so it is unclear if Kuemper will be returning soon. However, he took part in the full skate.

Back on Tuesday, Eller had gone out to warm up for the morning skate but left shortly before it started. He was listed as day-to-day with an upper-body injury and missed his first game of the season in Chicago, where the Capitals won 7-3.

He skated Thursday and took part in rushes. Despite the ailment, it looks like Eller, who has been red-hot of late, is set to return.

The Dane has points in four of his last five games overall, including goals in back-to-back outings. His line with Anthony Mantha and Marcus Johansson has also been generating good chances and has gained a lot of chemistry over this recent stretch for the Capitals.

Meanwhile, in other news, Martin Fehervary, along with Beck Malenstyn, were all on the ice ahead of the team to put in some work, per The Athletic's Tarik El-Bashir. They remain on the injured reserve.

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