T.J. Oshie, Matt Niskanen and John Carlson will be participating in training camp soon, but they won't be playing in the first two preseason games.
The Capitals signed Connolly, the No. 6 overall pick in 2010, to a one-year, $850,000 deal this summer.
Eller scored 13 goals and 13 assists with the Montreal Canadiens last season.
They may still be young, but they have spent a lifetime waiting to simply sniff a championship in a major professional league.
So long, six-second snippets of fun.
The mini-losing streak is an early-season test for a team that cruised through the regular season last year.
The Capitals’ iron man, Alzner owns the franchise record for consecutive games played, with 458.
Washington will have entirely new organizational goaltending depth behind Braden Holtby and Philipp Grubauer.
Dmitry Orlov is expected to get a new partner and take on a larger role.
Lars Eller and Brett Connolly were the main additions this offseason.
"I need to show them what they expect from me and they want to see from me," the Capitals defenseman said.
The defenseman will be a restricted free agent again next summer.
Forwards Travis Boyd and Zach Sanford made the best impressions.