Now You See Him Now You Don’t — Dmitry Orlov Activated From Injured Reserve; Dylan McIlrath Returned to Hershey

He’s back!!! Washington Capitals Defenseman Dmitry Orlov has been activated from Injured Reserve. He was injured during the game against the Arizona Coyotes on November 3 and has been out since then with a lower-body injury.

The injury initially was not believed to be serious. But, as time passed, he was placed on Injured Reserve. But with Alex Alexeyev’s injury in Friday night’s game, Alexeyev was also placed on Injured Reserve and defensemen Lucas Johansen and Dylan McIlrath were called up from Hershey. But now McIlrath has been returned to the Bears.


The Washington Capitals have loaned defenseman Dylan McIlrath to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.

McIlrath, 30, has recorded five assists in 22 games with Hershey this season. The 6’5”, 232-pound defenseman ranks second on Hershey with 36 penalty minutes, and his five points are tied for the third-most among Hershey defensemen. The Winnipeg, Manitoba native has played 66 career NHL games with the New York Rangers, Florida Panthers, and Detroit Red Wings, recording five points (3g, 2a) and 121 penalty minutes. In 522 career AHL games with Hershey, Grand Rapids, Hartford, Springfield, and Connecticut, McIlrath has recorded 105 points (27g, 78a) and 1,038 penalty minutes. Additionally, McIlrath won the 2017 Calder Cup with the Grand Rapid Griffins. McIlrath was selected by the Rangers in the first round, 10th overall, in the 2010 NHL Draft.

By Diane Doyle

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3 Responses to Now You See Him Now You Don’t — Dmitry Orlov Activated From Injured Reserve; Dylan McIlrath Returned to Hershey

  1. Anonymous says:

    Bye Dylan, I feel like I barely got to know you.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Welcome back, Orly!

  3. DC Scappeli says:

    Ha, McIrath got yanked around like a yo-yo! Hope he enjoyed a brief stay at a top notch hotel room and all. Now it’s back to the trenches for him. Would love to see him back up should the Caps need some physical D man who’s willing to drop gloves. But getting Orly back on ice is great news!

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