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.
I'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.
— Brian Elliott to Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch on being the Blues' No. 1 goalie