Capitals Re-assign Dmitry Orlov to Hershey

The Washington Capitals have assigned defenseman Dmitry Orlov to the Hershey Bears. With the expected return of Mike Green to active service vs Montreal tonight, the Caps have apparently hit their quota on offensive-minded, left-handed defensemen without a goal to their name.

So ends Orlov’s second stint with the Capitals this season. Orlov was first called up on October 30 before getting re-assigned on November 13th. While on the ice, Orlov did not allow a single shot or goal against his team.

Orlov now returns to the Hershey Bears, where he has been averaging a point per game (2 goals, 6 assists in 8 games). The Bears will play the Binghamton Senators twice this weekend.

Orlov’s 2013-14 NHL stat line:

0 0 0 0 0:00 DIV/0 n/a n/a n/a

From the Capitals:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 22, 2013

Capitals Re-assign Dmitry Orlov to Hershey

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have re-assigned defenseman Dmitry Orlov to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.

Orlov, 22, has earned eight points (two goals, six assists) in eight games with Hershey this season. The Novokuznetsk, Russia, native tallied an AHL career-high four points (one goal, three assists) on Oct. 19 in the Bears’ 4-0 win over the St. John’s IceCaps. Orlov has registered 43 points (11 goals, 32 assists) and 46 penalty minutes in 73 career AHL games.

The 5’11”, 211-pound defenseman has appeared in 65 career regular-season games for the Capitals, registering 20 points (three goals, 17 assists) and 18 penalty minutes. Orlov was drafted by Washington in the second round, 55th overall, in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

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  • dylan wheatley

    maybe they’re about to trade for a defenseman hahahaha of course not im sorry

  • Guest

    thac0, To Hit Armor Class 0

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  • Clint Petty

    Just a quick analysis…

    Schmidt – 18 NHL Games Played – 0 goals, 3 assists, 26 shots – 0.17 Points/Game – 1.4 Shots/Game

    Oleksy – 48 GP – 1G, 14A, 43S – 0.31 PPG – 0.90 SPG

    Urbom – 30 GP – 3G, 1A, 21S – 0.13 PPG – 0.70 SPG

    Orlov – 65 GP – 3G, 17A, 52S – 0.31 PPG – 0.80 SPG

    Orlov has the most NHL experience of these 4 defenders and has produced points and shots near or above the level of any of the other three. I just don’t understand why Oates is calling him up and not even trying him out for one game, especially when Greenie was injured. Our inexperienced D is killing us, and Orlov isn’t that much more experienced than the others, but he has almost a full season of NHL games under his belt. I think Oates just doesn’t like his play, and I wish I knew the reason.

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  • hockeyrich

    Why would we need to keep him. He can skate pass and shoot. Lets keep the guys that can’t skate and whiff when they pass.

  • yv

    Orly should get bus-mileage card. He would get free round USA trip quite quickly with this Caps.


    wait what are we talking about

  • jesus that is some red-line off-the-charts batten-down-the-hatches sarcasm right there

  • Bob

    If Green has a terrible game tonight, the #FreeDIMA movement must get started immediately.

  • Lance Perrier

    The KHL is calling.

  • yv

    with AO obsession with R/L-handedness MG52 problems will not free Dima, only Schmidt’ or Urbom’ problems would free him.

  • M Taylor

    Do you think it is because Oates has an issue with player size? I mean he got rid of Perry because we already had one “little” center… Dima plays WAY bigger than he is without being stupid about it. He makes smart plays like Olesky, but has wheels to get back for coverage when needed. I don’t get it, all I can figure is it related to his physical stature.

    In any case, it is making me mad… I yell at the TV every game over someone getting beat.