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Washington Capitals Recall Defenseman Dmitry Orlov From AHL Hershey

The Washington Capitals recalled prized prospect Dmitry Orlov Sunday.

The Washington Capitals have recalled defenseman Dmitry Orlov from AHL Hershey. He will practice with the Caps Sunday at Kettler Capitals Iceplex.

Orlov, one of the Caps' most highly-touted prospects, participated in the team's camps throughout the summer, including July's Development Camp as well as September's Rookie Camp and training camp. He has four goals and five assists through 15 games this season with the Bears, which is tied for third among AHL defensemen. Saturday, Orlov had three points (one goal, two assists) in Hershey's 6-5 shootout loss to the Albany Devils.

The Caps went 0-3 on their three-game road trip with losses to the Nashville Predators, Winnipeg Jets and Toronto Maple Leafs. In those three games, Washington was outscored 14-3. Because of yet another injury to Mike Green, the Caps traveled with six defensemen. The purpose of Orlov's recall is unknown at this time, but perhaps he will be relied upon to bring some offense back to a team in desperate need.