Dmitry Orlov D WAS 7 Days

Orlov has been slow to progress in his recovery from wrist surgery, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.

Orlov is closing in on the seven-month mark in his recovery from the wrist procedure, which had been expected to sideline him for only four-to-six months. He's been able to practice in an attempt to test out the injury, but a temporary setback due to an infection has morphed into a long period of stagnancy in the recovery process for the blueliner. Orlov remains without a definitive timetable for a return.

Dmitry Orlov D WAS 1 Month

Orlov (wrist) practiced with the team Monday, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.

It's a good sign that Orlov's rehab is back on track after he seemed to hit a snag last week. Keep an eye out for him to head to AHL Hershey for a conditioning assignment once he's cleared for contact.

Dmitry Orlov D WAS 1 Month

Orlov (wrist) is not healing as quickly as the Caps had hoped, The Washington Post reports.

While Orlov is making progress, he's been limited mostly to skating as a way of building up his endurance while he's unable to play. Once he's ready to increase his activity, Orlov is expected to go on a conditioning assignment with Hershey.

Dmitry Orlov D WAS 2 Months

Coach Barry Trotz suggested Friday that Orlov (wrist) may not be able to return until the end of November, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.

Since undergoing wrist surgery in May, Orlov has failed to progress as quickly as the Capitals anticipated. Orlov was initially projected to be ready for opening night, but ultimately decided to stash him on long-term injured reserve after he failed to show much improvement. It sounds like the blueliner is still struggling to regain strength in the wrist one month later, and he's yet to take part in any practices with the team.

Dmitry Orlov D WAS 2 Months

Orlov (wrist) will be placed on long-term injured reserve, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.

The NHL's rules for long-term injured reserve dictate that Orlov will be out for at least 10 games and 24 calendar days, which will prevent him from making his season debut until at least early November. Orlov was able to skate on his own Tuesday but remains stuck in the rehab process with his surgically-repaired wrist.

Dmitry Orlov D WAS 2 Months

Orlov (wrist) may not be ready to play until November, Mike Vogel of the Capitals' website reports.

The Capitals hoped Orlov would be ready to play in early October, but it turns out his recovery is taking longer than expected. He figures to grab a spot on the Capitals' roster when he is ready to play, but it remains to be seen exactly when that will be.

Dmitry Orlov D WAS 3 Months

Orlov (wrist) will start the season on the Capitals IR list, Alex Prewitt of The Washington Post reports.

Orlov (wrist) has been skating on his own during training camp as he works his way back from a wrist injury sustained during the 2014 IIHF World Championships in Belarus while playing for the gold medal winning Team Russia. Once healthy, Orlov figures to be reunited with Mike Green, and although he should get some favorable match ups on a deep Capitals defense corps, isn't likely to garner enough significant minutes to be an effective contributor from a fantasy perspective.

Dmitry Orlov D WAS 3 Months

Orlov (broken wrist) could be a candidate for injured reserve to start the season, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.

Orlov has yet to practice with the Capitals during training camp, as he continues to recover from offseason surgery on his injured wrist. With the Capitals projecting a mid-October return for the defenseman, there's a chance he could open the season on the injured reserve list, which would require him to remain there for a minimum of seven days.

Dmitry Orlov D WAS 3 Months

Head coach Barry Trotz is hopeful Orlov (wrist) will return to the lineup sometime in early-October, although he indicated there is an "open time frame" for the recovery, Alex Prewitt of The Washington Post reports.

Orlov (wrist) broke his wrist during Team Russia's gold medal-winning performance at the 2014 IIHF World Championships in Belarus this summer. Trotz indicated Orlov has resumed skating and is on track to return to the lineup fairly soon. However, with the arrival of Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik, Orlov appears destined for a decrease in the top-4 minutes he saw last season, so he faces an uphill battle to be a solid producer from a fantasy perspective.

Dmitry Orlov D WAS 6 Months

Dmitry Orlov (wrist) is slated to be ready by early October.

He underwent surgery on May 22 to repair a broken left wrist after he was injured while playing in the 2014 IIHF World Championships. Orlov may be able to participate in some preseason games at the end of September if his recovery goes well.