The Washington Capitals have recalled defenseman Dmitry Orlov from the Hershey Bears of the AHL. He will be available to play in tomorrow's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Tom Poti suffered an apparent back injury after Sabres forward Steve Ott cross-checked him in the lower back. With status of Mike Green, John Erskine, and Tomas Kundratek still unclear, Orlov is likely to play his first game of the season tomorrow.
Orlov, 21, has spent the entire season with the Bears after appearing in 60 NHL games with the Capitals last season. Orlov only returned to action two weekends ago after suffering a concussion in December. For the season , Orlov has 1 goal and 12 points in 22 games with Hershey, with 3 assists in 4 games since his return.