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Capitals place Green on IR, recall Orlov

Sunday, 11.17.2013 / 5:06 PM / News

NHL.com

The Washington Capitals on Sunday placed defenseman Mike Green (lower body) on injured reserve and recalled defenseman Dmitry Orlov from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League.

Orlov, 22, is first among Hershey defensemen with eight points (two goals, six assists). He has 20 points (three goals, 17 assists) and 18 penalty minutes in 65 regular-season games with the Capitals.

Orlov was Washington's second-round selection (No. 55) in the 2009 NHL Draft.

It means a lot to us, we're very excited. We're looking to continue to build on [our] top core talent of young players. It's just a great opportunity for us to really build high.

— Panthers vice president of hockey operations Travis Viola after Florida won the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft Lottery