Capitals News: Barry Trotz Says "Nothing Has Been Ruled Out" With Dmitry Orlov's Wrist Injury

It's been eight months since Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov went under the knife for wrist surgery, but things still remain up in the air when it comes to his status following what's been a slow (and relatively mums) recovery process.

“He went, they looked at it, they’re still evaluating it,” Coach Barry Trotz said, via the Washington Post's Alex Prewitt. “They’re going to need some more time. They’re looking at different options but they’re trying to get the strength up. The strength is not where it should be right now and they’re trying to figure out exactly what they can do to get it where it needs to be.

“Right now, I’m going to give you a little bit of a convoluted answer, but we don’t quite know. They’re still talking amongst their team, their staff members in terms of the trainers and doctors. I don’t have a defined answer, but hopefully we’ll have that in the near future. I shouldn’t say very near future, but in the near future.”

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When asked about the potential for a second procedure or about a possible return date, Trotz said that even he has no clue at this point.

“Nothing’s been ruled out, to be honest with you,” Trotz said. “That’s why I can’t give you an answer. If we were leaning one way or the other I could tell you, but we’re not.”

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