Dmitry Orlov and the Capitals have come a long way since late November when his agent said Orlov was done in DC. They have come so far that the young defenseman signed a two-year extension on Thursday.

Orlov, who was set to become a restricted free agent this summer, signed a two-year deal for a total of $4 million to stay with the Capitals, a $2 million salary cap hit. Not bad, especially considering the history from earlier this season between the two sides.

In the early part of the season Orlov wasn't playing, he was sitting in the press box when he wasn't riding the AHL shuttle back and forth from Hershey. He nor his agent were happy.