He was taken from the ice on a stretcher in Game 1 with a concussion and facial injuries after an open-ice hit by Ottawa defenseman Eric Gryba, who was suspended two games. There was no immediate word on when Eller will return.
Eller had nine points over the last seven games in the regular season (two goals, seven assists). He finished with a career-high 30 in 46 games after needing 79 contests to compile 28 points in 2011-12.
Eller has three assists in two games.
Eller matched a season-high for points in this contest.
Eller was one of three Canadiens with one goal and one assist in the game, joining Alex Galchenyuk and Erik Cole.
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