The Washington Capitals have recalled defenseman Dmitry Orlov.
Orlov was expected to be a main stay this season on the Caps blue line, but got injured in the AHL before the lockout. Orlov was cleared for contact on February 26. He has played in 22 games this season for the Hershey Bears and has recorded 1 goal and 11 assists for 12 points.
Orlov will take join the Caps in Pittsburgh for Tuesday morning skate. He played in 60 NHL games with the Caps last season.