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On a night the Washington Capitals were missing a number of key players due to injury, and captain Alex Ovechkin placed himself atop yet another NHL record book, the team also saw defenseman Dmitry Orlov leave the game early due to injury.
The Capitals announced that Orlov is questionable to return to the game against the Arizona Coyotes with a lower-body injury.
INJURY UPDATE: #Caps Dmitry Orlov (lower body) is questionable to return.
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) November 6, 2022
Orlov skated a total of 7:02 in the first period on seven shifts, recording one shot on net before departing. It is not clear on what play Orlov was injured.
No update on Dmitry Orlov from Laviolette after the game. He is still being evaluated. Lower-body injury.
— Samantha Pell (@SamanthaJPell) November 6, 2022
By Michael Fleetwood
Someone please call the exterminator. The injury bugs need to go!
It’s getting comedic.
I think it’s the new bio-steel sponsorship, there’s something weird in those drinks lol. But on a serious note: It’s Alexeyev and LuJo season now caps fans