Russia's defenceman Dmitri Orlov broke his arm in the game against USA and will leave the team for the remainder of the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship
"My arm is broken and I can't turn it, so there is no point in suffering and trying to play. I'd only be a burden to my team", said Orlov, with his left arm in a sling, after Team Russia's Tuesday morning practice at the Minsk Arena. "I have contacted the Washington Capitals and will be going to America, where I will see a doctor in Washington or New York."
Orlov's injury occurred in the second period of the game after he collided with the boards. He didn't return to the game. The 22-year-old Washington Capitals defenceman who was making his World Championship debut, was not sure whether a surgery on his arm will be needed.
Orlov's injury is a big blow to Russia's already banged-up defence. Maxim Chudinov, who is suffering from an illness, dressed for the USA game but didn't play a single shift, while Andrei Zubarev missed the game due to a deep laceration on his arm. Earlier, Russia had also lost forward Andrei Loktionov with a shoulder injury. He has been replaced with Sergei Kalinin.