Washington Capitals v New York Rangers - Game Three

Caps put Erskine on LTIR, recall Latta and Orlov

Washington shuffled its roster around on Wednesday, making a trio of moves — beginning with news that veteran defenseman John Erskine has been placed on long-term injured reserve.

Erskine, 33, was put on IR retroactively to Oct. 26, having already missed four games earlier this season with an upper-body injury. According to the Washington Post, the latest issue could be with his surgically repaired right knee.

To replace Erskine, the Caps recalled Dmitry Orlov from AHL Hershey. The Russian rearguard, who burst onto the scene in 2011-12 by scoring 19 points in 60 games for Washington, was largely out of the mix last season (just five games with the Caps) and hadn’t played at all at the NHL level this year.

In another move, the Caps also recalled forward Michael Latta from Hershey. Acquired in the Martin Erat-Filip Forsberg deal, Latta started the year in Washington and played two games before being dispatched to Hershey, where he’s scored two goals and four points in six games.

Flames release Ryan Wilson from PTO

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The Calgary Flames have released Ryan Wilson from his professional tryout.

The 28-year-old was trying to make a comeback after missing 79 games with a shoulder injury last season.

Even with T.J. Brodie sidelined because of a broken hand, Wilson still faced long odds to make the final roster.

The veteran will be hard-pressed to find NHL work with another team.

He hasn’t suited up in more than 12 regular season games since 2011-12.

The Stockton Heat, Calgary’s AHL affiliate, also made some news on Sunday.

The club announced that they’ve signed Colton Orr to an AHL contract.

The 33-year-old tough guy suited up in just one game for the Toronto Maple Leafs last season. He has 12 seasons of NHL experience under his belt.

‘Yotes return Dylan Strome to OHL

Dylan Strome, Nikita Nikitin

The Arizona Coyotes have returned Dylan Strome to the Erie Otters of the OHL.

Strome, 18, was the third overall pick in the 2015 NHL draft.

The 6’3, 185 pounder was hoping to stick with the Coyotes this season, but the team decided to take the conservative approach with their top prospect.

Strome will look to build off an incredible junior season that saw him score 45 goals and 129 points in 68 games.

Strome seems to be taking the demotion in stride.

The team also announced that they’ve assigned goaltender Louis Domingue and forward Matthias Plachta to their AHL affiliate in Springfield.

Domingue, 23, had a 1-2-1 record with a 2.73 goals-against-average and a .911 save percentage in seven games last season.

Plachta, a free agent signing, will begin his first pro season in North America. The 24-year-old had 14 goals and 35 points in the German League last season.