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Dmitry Orlov | Defenseman

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (23) / 7/23/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 210
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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

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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

Dmitry Orlov can be activated off of the long-term injured reserve list on Sunday, but that doesn't mean he's close to rejoining the Capitals.

Capitals coach Barry Trotz suggested that Dmitry Orlov might not be ready until the end of November, which is quite the setback when you consider that there was a time when he was a possibility for the season opener. He had three goals and 11 points in 54 games in 2014-15.
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 02:23:00 PM

Dmitry Orlov said on Saturday that he has a lot more flexibility in his wrist.

Orlov underwent off-season surgery on his wrist which was broken during the World Championships in May. It is a lot better than two weeks ago according to Orlov so he could be getting close to a return.
Sun, Oct 19, 2014 09:59:00 AM

Dmitry Orlov (wrist) is still not practicing with the Washington Capitals.

The broken wrist the defenseman suffered during the World Championships in May was apparently a bad one, and he was having difficulty even handling a stick recently. There is still no timetable for his return.
Sat, Oct 18, 2014 10:40:00 AM

It looks like Dmitry Orlov (wrist) will start the season on the injured reserve list.

This is what coach Barry Trotz said. Orlov will likely partner with Mike Green once he is healthy. We suggest staying away from Orlov in fantasy pools as he had only three goals and 11 points in 54 games last season and we do not expect a big shirt upwards in 2014-15.
Sun, Oct 5, 2014 11:24:00 AM

Dmitry Orlov (wrist) skated at practice on Friday but is unlikely to play in any pre-season games.

Orlov injured his wrist at the World Championships in May and underwent surgery on May 22. "I don't expect them to be ready for training camp, but again there's uncertainty with how their rehab's gone," GM Brian MacLellan said about Orlov and Tom Wilson. "Day to day it seems the information changes with how they're progressing with their injuries. But we're going to wait until they're 100 percent ready and we'll go from there." Orlov has no fantasy value as he had three goals and 11 points in 54 games in 2013-14.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 01:03:00 PM

Dmitry Orlov (wrist) is slated to be ready by early October.

He underwent surgery on May 22 to repair a broken left wrist after he was injured while playing in the 2014 IIHF World Championships. Orlov may be able to participate in some preseason games at the end of September if his recovery goes well.
Fri, Jun 13, 2014 09:45:00 AM

Dmitry Orlov suffered a broken arm during the 2014 World Championship.

Orlov will miss the rest of the tournament as a result. He inked a two-year, $4 million extension with Washington in March.
Tue, May 13, 2014 06:31:00 AM

Washington has agreed to a two-year, $4-million deal with Dmitry Orlov.

He was eligible to be a restricted free agent this summer. His new deal will pay him $1.75 million in 2014-15 and $2.25 million in 2015-16. Orlov has produced three goals, nine points, 51 hits and 45 blocks in 39 games this season. He has spent most of the year paired with Mike Green, but his fantasy value is still limited at best.
Thu, Mar 13, 2014 03:32:00 PM

Dmitry Orlov has completed his two-game suspension.

Orlov was being punished for boarding Philadelphia's Brayden Schenn. He also scored two goals in that game, giving him nine points in 36 contests in 2013-14.
Fri, Mar 7, 2014 04:32:00 PM

Dmitry Orlov has been suspended two games for a boarding infraction on Philadelphia's Brayden Schenn.

He received a five-minute major on the play. Orlov scored two goals against the Flyers in Sunday's contest, but now he'll have to wait until Saturday, Mar. 8 to build on that effort.
Source: NHL.com
Mon, Mar 3, 2014 05:16:00 PM

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D1Matt Niskanen
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