After ripe reflection, the attacker of the Washington Capitals, Lars Eller will accompany his teammates in Toronto for the resumption of the activities of the national hockey League (NHL), and this, even if his wife, Julie, is expecting a child on the 8th of August.
However, the Capitals face the Tampa Bay Lightning, Philadelphia Flyers and Boston Bruins 3, 6, and 8 August during the round-robin tournament to determine the order of seedings for the playoffs. The first round of the series must then begin on the 11th of August.
The opportunity to leave the “bubble” in a few rare cases, including the birth of a child, has been one of the factors which convinced the former of the Montreal Canadian to take part in the first meetings.
“We’re going to have a new addition to our family in a few weeks,” explained Eller during a conference call on Tuesday, according to the official website of the NHL. “But at the same time, I want to be with my team and I am also engaged and I want to win another cup [Stanley]. We are working to make the necessary arrangements so that I could be there for the birth and come back [to Toronto] after that.”
When he goes to join his wife, Eller should, however, keep in mind that it will need to isolate it to return and obtain negative results in screening tests COVID-19 for at least four days in a row before you can jump again on the ice with his teammates. This period, however, could last up to 14 days.
“It will take a lot of precautions when I go out. Depending on how you travel and the people I’ll be in touch, I will have to spend time in the bubble and perform several tests before being able to join my teammates and play again.”
“We try to understand how we can do it in the best way possible,” he added.
His teammate Carl Hagelin has made the same decision. His wife is expected to give birth in the month of September.