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Jan 28, 2014; Buffalo, NY, USA; Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov (81) in play against the Buffalo Sabres during the game at First Niagara Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Capitals Extend Dmitry Orlov

Dmitry Orlov isn’t going anywhere just yet.

After requesting a trade from the team in November due to frustration with his role on the team, Orlov has re-signed with the Washington Capitals for the next two years. The deal will pay him $1.75 million next season, and $2.25 million in 2015-16.

Back in November, the 22-year old Russian’s agent publicly stated that Orlov wanted out of Washington.

“Obviously, what Dmitry would like is to be traded,” agent Mark Gandler told in November. “because he has no future in Washington whatsoever, zero chance for him.”

Not long after those comments were made, Orlov was given a chance to prove his worth to the team. and, apparently, he proved enough to earn a new contract from GM George McPhee. In 38 games this season, the young defensemen has three goals and nine points.

Orlov and the Capitals continue their push to the playoffs on Friday when the Vancouver Canucks come to town.

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