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Dmitry Orlov | Defenseman

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (24) / 7/23/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 210
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After missing the entire 2014-15 campaign, Dmitry Orlov is looking to land a spot on the Washington Capitals.
The Capitals have an opening now that Mike Green left for Detroit via free agency. Orlov's only game action last year came in three games with Hershey during his minor-league conditioning assignment. He suffered a wrist injury in the 2014 IIHF World Championship that required surgery and then there were complications following the procedure. Orlov will probably skate on the third pairing. Aug 13 - 12:52 PM

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Dmitry Orlov is projected to be in the press box again when Washington's second-round series begins against the New York Rangers.

"Never say never, but right now there's no reason to" get him back into the lineup. Orlov hasn't played all season after he suffered a broken wrist at last year's World Hockey Championship.
Apr 29 - 4:25 PM

Dmitry Orlov is unlikely to play on Saturday.

The defenseman has yet to see action this season in the NHL as he had huge problems recovering from wrist surgery in May. He just returned from a conditioning stint in the minors and will be the Capitals extra defenseman in the playoffs.
Apr 11 - 10:31 AM

Dmitry Orlov is back up with Washington following his AHL conditioning stint.

He's being carried as the club's seventh defenseman. The Capitals have two games remaining, so he could be in the lineup for his first game of 2014-15 before the playoffs. He suffered a broken wrist in the World Championships and he hasn't played since.
Apr 7 - 3:16 PM

Whether Dmitry Orlov plays before the end of the regular season could be determined by when Washington clinches a playoff berth.

Washington could accomplish that on Saturday with a victory. Orlov hasn't played in the NHL in roughly a year due to a fractured wrist and then an infection following surgery. He recently completed a three-game conditioning stint in the AHL though.
Apr 3 - 6:45 PM

Dmitry Orlov (wrist) has completed his AHL conditioning assignment.

Orlov had three assists in three AHL contests. Despite that, Washington has moved Orlov back to the long-term injured reserve list. He hasn't played in the NHL yet this season.
Apr 2 - 12:45 PM

Dmitry Orlov may join the Capitals in Ottawa for practice this weekend.

He's slated to play in his last game with Hershey on his conditioning stint on Wednesday. Orlov has three assists in two games with the Bears and his season debut with Washington will probably come before the playoffs.
Apr 1 - 5:35 PM

Dmitry Orlov will be assigned to the minors for conditioning.

"The plan is to get him down there, a couple days of practice and get him playing," coach Barry Trotz said. "That'd be the plan. We just have to make sure on all the insurance rules." Orlov is slated to suit up for Hershey in his first game action of the season on Friday and his assignment should be official in the next couple of days.
Mar 23 - 6:01 PM

Dmitry Orlov might be heading to the AHL soon for a three-game conditioning stint.

"Then we'll make our decision on him. If he feels he can play, we'll have to get him in and take a look for sure at this level," coach Barry Trotz said. "I think he's a really good young player. But the games at this time of year are pretty important and pretty fast. We'll see how he does." Orlov hasn't played this season because of a fractured wrist that sustained while playing in the 2014 World Championship.
Mar 21 - 9:42 AM

Dmitry Orlov (wrist) still believes he will play this season.

That being said, we're almost into February and Orlov isn't close to returning. "It's getting better," Orlov noted. "It's still stiff and I need to keep making it strong. I think I will play this season. But it needs to be stronger." He suffered a fractured wrist while playing in the 2014 World Championship. He had surgery to repair the damage, but then suffered an infection.
Jan 30 - 11:22 AM

Washington Capitals GM Brian MacLellan said that Dmitry Orlov may be shut down for the season if his wrist doesn't improve "over the next couple of weeks."

"It’s been a frustrating situation for us with his injury. I’d love to see our team with Orlov and Green on the third pair. That’s six really good defensemen," MacLellan said. Orlov, still just 23 years old, hasn't dressed for the Caps this season though he has one season left at just $2M before he's an RFA. He's also managed a respectable 31 points through 119 career games, all with Washington.
Jan 23 - 6:59 PM

Dmitry Orlov (wrist) has been granted permission to partake in contact during practice.

This is a big step for Orlov who has yet to play this season. He participated in practice on Saturday and while he is not ready to return, a second operation on his wrist does not look necessary. "Finally I’m not wearing baby blue color," Orlov said. "It’s not there yet but for sure it’s coming along and should be good soon. My shot is harder than it was before. I will keep working on it and see how it goes."
Jan 4 - 10:20 AM

Dmitry Orlov (wrist) seems to have hit a wall in his recovery.

The Capitals haven't dismissed the possibility of Orlov undergoing another surgery. He hasn't played yet this season.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 01:38:00 PM

Dmitry Orlov (wrist) took part in his first practice with the Capitals on Monday.

Orlov has been recovering from offseason wrist surgery. Once he's healthy enough to do so, he'll report to the AHL on a conditioning stint.
Mon, Nov 17, 2014 06:49:00 PM

The Capitals are not sure when Dmitry Orlov (wrist) will return to practice.

"Still skating, day to day, many days, I don't know," said coach Barry Trotz. "It's a little bit all over the map a bit. But he's making progress. The injury that he did have to his wrist, the one area where he broke it, it doesn't get a lot of blood flow, so the healing process, that's probably the one injury where doctors will say it should be this, but it could be this and it's a little all over." Orlov has been working out with strength coach Mark Nemish in the mornings since training camp. He is still trying to get back into action from off-season wrist surgery.
Mon, Nov 10, 2014 03:51:00 PM

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5Liam O'Brien
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2Marcus Johansson
3Jason Chimera
4Brooks Laich
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Justin Williams
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4Jay Beagle
D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Karl Alzner
4Brooks Orpik
5Dmitry Orlov
6Nate Schmidt
7Taylor Chorney
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer
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