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Washington Capitals Dmitry Orlov suspended for two games

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Washington Capitals Defenseman Dmitry Orlov has been suspended for two games without pay, the NHL Department of Player Safety has confirmed.

Orlov is accused of boarding Philadelphia Flyers Forward Brayden Schenn during the two teams matchup in Washington on Sunday.

With 9:33 left to play in the third period of the game, Orlov was charged with a major penalty for boarding.

The Flyers went on to claim an overtime 5-4 win over the Capitals, their second win in three games since the Olympics break.

The suspension will now cost Orlov an estimated $7,000 which will be paid to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

Washington are currently fourth in the NHL Metropolitan division and are just a point behind the New York Rangers who occupy the final wildcard spot.

Orlov will now miss the Capitals return game against the Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center on Thursday and a big game in Boston against the Bruins the day after.

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