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.