Capitals' Orlov to have hearing for knee-on-knee collision with Jets' Ehlers

Nikolaj Ehlers left the game after an awkward, knee-on-knee collision with Dmitry Orlov.

Washington Capitals defenceman Dmitry Orlov will have a hearing Wednesday with the NHL's Department of Player Safety regarding a knee-on-knee collision with Winnipeg Jets forward Nikolaj Ehlers.

The incident took place late in the third period during Tuesday's game in Washington. No penalty was called on the play.

Ehlers, who is tied for third on the Jets in scoring with 25 points, had to be helped off the ice and is expected to miss at least one game.

"I'm disappointed," Jets interim head coach Dave Lowry said after the game. "When you lose a player, you're disappointed. We have the luxury of replay. It's a fast game. The four of them didn't see it the same way we saw it."

Lowry added that Ehlers will be re-evaluated Wednesday.

Orlov scored a goal in the second period and assisted on Tom Wilson's overtime winner as the Capitals defeated the Jets 4-3.

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