If the Capitals make a move at the trade deadline, what would it be?

It’s more likely Washington is in the market for a depth defenseman. Brooks Orpik has missed 40 games with a lower-body bone injury, but he could be back in the lineup when the Capitals play the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday.

In his absence, the team’s other blue liners have flourished, especially Nate Schmidt and Dmitry Orlov, both pressed into greater roles with more minutes and against other teams’ top lines because of the injuries to the defense.


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