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Capitals Recall Dmitry Orlov from Hershey

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have recalled defenseman Dmitry Orlov from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.

Orlov, 22, registered two points (one goal, one assist) against the Norfolk Admirals (AHL) last night. The Novokuznetsk, Russia, native leads the Bears with eight points (two goals, six assists) this season. Orlov 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 44 penalty minutes in 70 career AHL games.

The 5’11”, 211-pound defenseman has appeared in 65 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.

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