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Caps’ Orlov suffers broken arm at Worlds

May 13, 2014, 11:45 AM EDT

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A fourth NHLer has suffered a significant injury while playing at the 2014 World Hockey Championships.

Washington defenseman Dmitry Orlov broke his arm while playing for Russia against the U.S. on Monday, per NHL.com. The injury will keep him out of the remainder of the tournament and Orlov is set to return to America soon to have the injury examined by medical staff.

“My arm is broken and I can’t turn it, so there is no point in suffering and trying to play. I’d only be a burden to my team,” Orlov said. “I have contacted the Washington Capitals and will be going to America, where I will see a doctor in Washington or New York.”

In March, Orlov signed a two-year, $4 million extension with the Caps, just a few months after expressing frustration with his role in Washington and requesting a trade through his agent, Mark Gandler. Following the request, Orlov worked his way back into the Caps’ regular rotation and finished the year strong, scoring 11 points in 54 games while averaging over 19 minutes per night.

As mentioned above, Orlov isn’t the only player to get hurt in Belarus. Calgary’s Sven Baertschi fractured a rib while playing for Switzerland while Carolia’s Andrei Loktionov and St. Louis’ Roman Polak have been sidelined with shoulder injuries.

  1. jb8588 - May 13, 2014 at 12:18 PM

    Goes right back to my comment yesterday in regards to how stupid and pointless this tournament is and how it just subjects NHL’ers to future injury.

    • rsl22 - May 13, 2014 at 12:22 PM

      There’s certainly no point in having Ovechkin play 39 minutes last night, that’s for sure. I can see a young guy getting some summer hockey in. Hopefully he’s healthy come September.

  2. JoeAvg - May 13, 2014 at 12:26 PM

    Please don’t tell me you are gonna start having media auto play when you load a page. Nothing is more annoying than that. If you must, at least have the decency to auto mute the thing.

  3. lovac2 - May 13, 2014 at 1:04 PM

    What? No doctor in Europe who can put a cast on.

    • nothanksimdriving123 - May 13, 2014 at 3:50 PM

      I think there might well be more than one doctor in Europe who could treat him successfully, but Mr Orlov’s employer is based in the US and would of course want him to be treated by someone they approve of.

  4. dipthatchip - May 13, 2014 at 1:15 PM

    sunuva. hope he’s good to go in the fall, Orlov is one of the few defensmen I care for on the roster anymore

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