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Comcast Sportsnet Philadelphia is reporting that the Department of Player Safety has suspended Dmitry Orlov two games for his boarding hit on Brayden Schenn during Sunday’s home game against the Philadelphia Flyers. (UPDATE: Confirmed by the NHL.) Schenn was apparently not injured on the play, but Orlov’s hit constituted a charge, a blindside hit, and an airborne hit.
Dmitry Orlov will be suspended 2 games for his hit on Brayden Schenn yesterday, I am told.
— Sarah Baicker (@sbaickerCSN) March 3, 2014
Orlov was assessed a five-minute major penalty for the charge, during which the Flyers scored one goal. The Capitals went on to lose in overtime.
Orlov will be eligible to return on Saturday’s game against Phoenix.