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The 20-year-old Russian was in the lineup as the sixth defenseman in place of Jeff Schultz and it appeared possible that the Caps could start with the pairings of Karl Alzner and John Carlson, Roman Hamrlik and Mike Green and then Orlov and Dennis Wideman.

Sounds like Orlov makes the team in place of John Erskine and Jeff Schultz. Last season, the Russian expatriate scored two goals and nine points in 19 games with the Bears. He should get a chance to play on the bottom pairing and could even chip in some points if paired with Dennis Wideman.

Source: Capitals Watch 10/3/11, 8:23 am EST

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At first, it looked like great news for defenseman Dmitry Orlov, who has been more than impressive dating to rookie camp. The 20-year-old was Hershey's “most dominant defenseman” last year, coach Mark French said recently.

Sounds like Orlov makes the team in place of John Erskine. Last season, the Russian expatriate scored two goals and nine points in 19 games with the Bears. He should get a chance to play on the bottom pairing and could even chip in some points if paired with Dennis Wideman.

Source: Capitals Watch 09/29/11, 8:57 am EST

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Part of the reason for Orlov remaining in Washington could also be that the Capitals might need an extra defenseman if John Erskine is unable to suit up for the start of the regular season.

Orlov probably tops the team's depth chart in Hershey. Last season, the Russian expatriate scored two goals and nine points in 19 games with the Bears. He should get a chance to play on the bottom pairing and could even chip in some points if paired with Dennis Wideman.

Source: Capitals Insider 09/26/11, 2:08 pm EST

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While there may not be a spot for Orlov on the NHL roster when the season starts, it would hardly be surprising to see him in Washington at some point if the Capitals are in need of a call-up.

In his North American debut, Orlov posted two goals and nine points in 19 games for the Hershey Bears. Ranked the Caps' third prospect by Hockey's Future, the 6 foot 197 lb defender should earn a spot in the lineup by next season if he continues to develop.

Source: Capitals Insider 09/13/11, 10:44 am EST

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