Orlov recalled from AHL conditioning assignment, but remains on LTIR

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The Washington Capitals have recalled defenseman Dmitry Orlov from his conditioning assignment with AHL Hershey.

Orlov, who’s missed the entire NHL season with a wrist injury, played three games for the Bears and registered three assists.

“Every game I feel better,” he told The Patriot-News. “I hope everything will be good. In the next days we’ll see how it goes. I hope I will play with the Caps this season.

“It’s not my decision to put me in the lineup. Of course, I want to play. But we’ll see what’s going to happen.”

Orlov is reportedly expected to join the Caps on their three-game road trip that starts tonight in Montreal; however, the club noted in the press release that he’ll return to the long-term injury list.

Related: Orlov (wrist) headed to AHL for three games