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Orlov To Miss Capitals’ Tilt Vs. Flyers Due To Injury

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Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Washington Capitals will be without the services of one of their top blueliners against Philadelphia, as Dmitry Orlov will miss Tuesday’s tilt with the Flyers due to a lower-body injury.

Orlov did not take part in the team’s morning skate. It is unclear what the exact nature of the injury is. In his place, Trevor van Riemsdyk will move up to the second pairing to work with Nick Jensen. Meanwhile, Matt Irwin will draw in on the third pairing with Justin Schultz.

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Through 68 games this season, Orlov has recorded a career-high 11 goals and 19 assists, and he is a plus-21. Irwin, meanwhile, will make his 16th appearance this season and play in his first game since March 25 against Buffalo. He has two assists this season and is a minus-1, and also has dished 21 hits and 33 blocks.

The Capitals are looking for their fourth straight victory and to further shake up the playoff picture in the East against Philly, who has dropped seven of its last 10 games. There are 10 games left on the schedule for D.C. starting with Tuesday.

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