Orlov recalled from AHL conditioning assignment, but remains on LTIR


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