Caps make roster moves

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Updated: October 30, 2013
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The Washington Capitals have made roster moves.

Defenseman John Erskine has been placed on the long term injured reserve.   Erskine heads to the IR, retroactive to October 26.  He will be eligible to return on November 20.  The movement of Erskine to the long term injured reserve allows the Caps to recall two from Hershey and stay within the league mandated salary cap.

To replace Erskine, the Caps have called up two players from Hershey.   Washington has recalled forward Michael Latta.  Latta was a prospect acquired at the trade deadline last season in the deal that brought Martin Erat to DC.  Latta made the roster the opening week out of training camp, but was quickly assigned to Hershey  in the AHL.  In six games at Hershey, Latta has 2 goals and 2 assists and is a +3.   Additionally, the Caps beefed up their defense after losing Erskine by recalling Dmitry Orlov from Hershey.   Orlov is off to a hot start at Hershey, appearing in four games and registering six points, tallying 1 goal and 5 assists.