Latta made his NHL debut on opening night against the Chicago Blackhawks and has played in two games for the Capitals this season. He has two goals and four points in six games with Hershey.
Orlov is looking to make his season debut with the Capitals. He had three goals and 19 points in 60 games during the 2011-12 season. He had one assist in five games with the Capitals last season. Orlov has one goal and six points in six games with Hershey this season.
To make room on their roster, the Capitals also placed defenseman John Erskine (upper-body injury) on long-term injured reserve retroactive to Oct. 26.
Not only is it a great idea, but if you don't [start using analytics] you're going to fall behind. You have to be on the cutting edge. It was [Arizona Coyotes assistant general manager] Darcy Regier who said, 'If you didn't invent it, you have to be the second- or third-best copier, because if you're fourth or fifth you've got no chance.'
— Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock on his interest in advanced statistical analysis