"I need to show them what they expect from me and they want to see from me," the Capitals defenseman said.
The defenseman will be a restricted free agent again next summer.
With training camp less than two weeks away, the restricted free agent still doesn't have a new contract.
Washington wants the defenseman to play more minutes with a new partner next season.
Washington drafted DiPauli in 2012 in the fourth round, but after the two sides didn't agree to a deal before Aug. 16, he became a free agent.
The NHL and NHLPA will reportedly provide insurance for unsigned restricted free agents, like Orlov.
The two sides will speak Monday.
Washington drafted DiPauli in the fourth round of the 2012 NHL Draft.
Washington has limited salary cap space left for Orlov.
Washington still has restricted free agent defenseman Dmitry Orlov to re-sign.