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:
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.