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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Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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