Dmitry Orlov
D WSH
3 hours ago

Orlov recorded a goal during Saturday's 3-1 win over the Wild.

EDGE Analysis

The goal gives Orlov a disappointing two goals and four points in 21 games. Languishing alongside a minus-3 rating, the 25-year-old blueliner has been very slow to start after signing a massive contract extension during the offseason. Fantasy owners should wait a little longer to see if he can right the ship, but it's not looking like a breakout campaign is in store for the young Russian in 2017-18.

Dmitry Orlov
D WSH
6 days ago

Orlov potted a goal and added four shots during Sunday's 2-1 overtime win over the Oilers.

EDGE Analysis

The 26-year-old has had a dreadful start to the season with just one goal and three points in 18 games. Fantasy owners can only hope that the marker turns things around for the Russian blueliner who had 33 points and a plus-30 rating a season ago.

Dmitry Orlov
D WSH
2 weeks ago

Orlov had an assist in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Bruins.

EDGE Analysis

The helper marks just the second point for Orlov in Washington's first 14 games. No doubt he misses Matt Niskanen (upper body), but more was expected out of the Russian blueliner after he received a six-year, $30.6 million extension over the summer. Expect things to turn around for the 26-year-old, but his fantasy value is in a holding pattern until he can break out of this slump in a more significant fashion.

Dmitry Orlov
D WSH
1 month ago

Orlov had an assist in Friday's 4-3 OT win over the Red Wings.

EDGE Analysis

Orlov had been considerably disappointing to start the season as this marks his only point of the campaign thus far after posting 33 points and a plus-30 rating in 2016-17. With a significant boost in ice time (23:58 per game) and manning the second power-play unit, odds are the Russian blueliner was just mired in a cold streak and should start producing at a more reasonable clip. He's a good buy-low candidate if someone in your league dropped him recently, so pick him up if he's available.

Dmitry Orlov
D WSH
1 month ago

Orlov has gone three straight games without a point after finishing with a minus-1 rating and one shot in Monday's 4-3 OT loss to the Lightning.

EDGE Analysis

Following a 33-point campaign in 2016-17 and the departures of Kevin Shattenkirk and Nate Schmidt in the offseason, the Russian blueliner was expected to contribute more offensively. So far, he has been held off the scoresheet despite a significant jump in his ice time from a year ago (averaging 25:11 per game in 2017-18). His puck-moving abilities, cannon of a point shot, and the overall minutes he's getting suggest that the points are bound to pick up, so frustrated fantasy owners should remain patient while he rides out this slump.

Dmitry Orlov
D WSH
5 months ago

Orlov agreed to terms on a six-year, $30.6 million contract with Washington on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Orlov becomes the third member of Washington's blue line to carry a cap hit of more than $5 million annually -- joining Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik. While not an extravagant price considering Orlov's 2016-17 numbers -- 33 points, 122 hits, and a plus-30 rating -- the move all but guarantees Karl Alzner and Kevin Shattenkirk will be leaving the nation's capital. Compared to 2015-16, the 25-year-old Orlov logged an extra three and a half minutes of ice time per game this past year and likely will see his minutes continuing to trend upward.

Dmitry Orlov
D WSH
5 months ago

Orlov will not be exposed in the expansion draft, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

There have been discussions about Orlov leaving for the KHL, so this may serve as some relief to Capitals GM Brian MacLellan's confidence that he'll stay in Washington. The Caps decided to protect three defensemen, and Orlov easily made the cut with 33 points, regardless of the fact that Kevin Shattenkirk and Karl Alzner are on their way out anyways.

Dmitry Orlov
D WSH
6 months ago

Capitals GM Brian MacLellan believes Orlov will re-sign with his team rather than ultimately agreeing to a deal with a KHL franchise, CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.

EDGE Analysis

MacLellan acknowledged rumors that Orlov has been in talks with KHL clubs -- CSKA Moscow is believed to be interested in courting the defenseman -- but the general manager added, "Sometimes I don't know if they (the reports) are accurate." Orlov just completed a one-year deal with the Capitals valued at $2.57 million. His two-way game was in full effect during the regular season, as he dropped 33 points (six goals, 27 assists) along with a plus-30 rating, but the Russian faded in the playoffs with three points representing his total over 13 games. Still, if the Capitals are to retain him, it's likely going to take a long-term deal.

Dmitry Orlov
D WSH
6 months ago

Orlov is said to be discussing a possible contract with CSKA Moscow of the KHL, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports, citing Igor Eronko of Russia's Sport-Express.

EDGE Analysis

It was a breakout campaign for Orlov in 2016-17, as he manufactured a career-high 33 points to complement a shiny rating at plus-30. While the rearguard saw his playing time jump by three and a half minutes compared to the prior campaign, the Capitals acquired defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk shortly ahead of the trade deadline and that created volatility with Orlov's minutes when coach Barry Trotz tinkered with his pairings. If you hold keeper shares in the 25-year-old, wait for more substantiated reports before worrying about the rumored departure to the KHL, though it's worth noting that his hockey career began in that league back in 2007-08, when he was with Novokuznetsk Metallurg.

Dmitry Orlov
D WSH
6 months ago

Orlov was called up to Team Russia's World Championship roster Thursday

EDGE Analysis

The defenseman will join teammate Evgeny Kuznetsov on Team Russia after another early-exit from the NHL playoffs in Wednesday's 2-0 loss the Penguins in Game 7. Following a career-high 33 points in 82 games in the 2016-17 season, his presence should give the Russian blueline a boost.