Dmitry Orlov D WAS 24 Days

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 25 Days

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 27 Days

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 1 Month

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 2 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 5 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.

Dmitry Orlov D WAS 6 Months

Dmitry Orlov suffered a broken arm during the 2014 World Championship.

Orlov will miss the rest of the tournament as a result. He inked a two-year, $4 million extension with Washington in March.

Dmitry Orlov D WAS 8 Months

Washington has agreed to a two-year, $4-million deal with Dmitry Orlov.

He was eligible to be a restricted free agent this summer. His new deal will pay him $1.75 million in 2014-15 and $2.25 million in 2015-16. Orlov has produced three goals, nine points, 51 hits and 45 blocks in 39 games this season. He has spent most of the year paired with Mike Green, but his fantasy value is still limited at best.

Dmitry Orlov D WAS 8 Months

Dmitry Orlov has completed his two-game suspension.

Orlov was being punished for boarding Philadelphia's Brayden Schenn. He also scored two goals in that game, giving him nine points in 36 contests in 2013-14.

Dmitry Orlov D WAS 8 Months

Dmitry Orlov has been suspended two games for a boarding infraction on Philadelphia's Brayden Schenn.

He received a five-minute major on the play. Orlov scored two goals against the Flyers in Sunday's contest, but now he'll have to wait until Saturday, Mar. 8 to build on that effort.