MacLellan: Struggle to Re-sign Orlov Based On Role With Team Going Forward

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The Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan met with the media Friday afternoon at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. Among the topics he covered was the struggle to re-sign Dmitry Orlov and the plan to add a 14th forward.

When asked about why re-signing defenseman Dmitry Orlov took so long, MacLellan indicated the primary issue in coming to terms with the Orlov camp was Orlov’s role with the team going forward.

Orlov ultimately signed a one-year deal with the Capitals on Wednesday, September 21st. Barring a miraculous season, Orlov will likely be “unprotected” in next years expansion draft.

MacLellan also discussed roster plans for the start of the season, in response to his original statement about wanting to sign a 14th forward.

Assistant coach Todd Reirden, filling in for Barry Trotz, also met with the media following the morning practice.

By Jon Sorensen

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Dmitry Orlov was re-signed by the Caps today.

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Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Civil Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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