Brooks Orpik RUMORS & NEWS

  • Emotional Orpik says he deserved suspension

    DK Pittsburgh Sports "Brooks Orpik faced the music on Monday afternoon in the visitor’s locker room at Consol Energy Center. The defenseman acknowledged that he deserved the three-game suspension that the NHL gave him on Sunday night. When asked about his relationship with Olli Maatta, Orpik became emotional. He..." May 02

  • Brooks Orpik Suspended Three Games for Hit on Olli Maatta

    Russian Machine Never Breaks "The NHL has suspended Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik three games for his hit on Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta in Game Two. The hit was late and primarily targeted Maatta’s head. Matta left the game and did not return. The Penguins said he is “obviously out.” Orpik had suffered a head injury..." May 02

  • Orpik will have hearing for hit on Maatta

    CBS Sports "The Washington Capitals can probably expect to be without Brooks Orpik for at least Game 3 of their second round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The veteran defenseman has a hearing with the NHL's Department of Player Safety Sunday after his hit that knocked Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta..." May 01

  • Mike Sullivan: Brooks Orpik's hit on Olli Maatta was late, targeted head

    Washington Times "Mike Sullivan said that the hit by Brooks Orpik on Olli Maatta in the opening minutes of Game 2 of the second-round playoff series between the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday was “type of hit that everyone in hockey is trying to remove from the game.” Maatta, in..." May 01

  • Defenseman Brooks Orpik will travel with Capitals to Philadelphia

    Washington Post "Defenseman Brooks Orpik will travel with the Washington Capitals to Philadelphia for Game 6 of the series, Coach Barry Trotz said on Saturday. Orpik hasn’t skated since he suffered an undisclosed upper-body injury in Game 3 on Monday night, but Trotz said he’s been exercising. “It’s very..." April 23

  • Caps rule out Orpik again, Trotz won’t answer concussion questions

    Pro Hockey Talk "Brooks Orpik will miss his second straight game on Friday night, still feeling the effects of a heavy Ryan White hit from Game 3. Orpik’s head coach, Barry Trotz, isn’t saying anything about the nature of the injury." April 22

  • Capitals' Orpik expected to return after 40-game absence

    The Score "The NHL's best team is set to welcome back its second-highest paid defenseman after an extended absence due to injury. Brooks Orpik is expected to be activated off long-term injured reserve and cleared to play Tuesday's game against Los Angeles after missing the past 40 with a lower-body injury..." February 16

  • Orpik out for Capitals against Avalanche "Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik will not play against the Colorado Avalanche at Verizon Center on Saturday. Orpik sustained a lower-body injury Nov. 12 against the Philadelphia Flyers and has missed five consecutive games, but coach Barry Trotz cautions that Orpik’s ailment is not..." November 21

  • Brooks Orpik leaves game early with lower-body injury

    Washington Post "Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik took just one shift in the second period before leaving Tuesday’s loss to the Red Wings with what the team announced as a lower-body injury. Capitals Coach Barry Trotz said Orpik would be evaluated on Wednesday, but he didn’t have an update beyond..." November 11

  • Capitals' Orpik sustains lower-body injury vs. Red Wings

    The Score "Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik sustained a lower-body injury during Tuesday's game against the Detroit Red Wings and will not return, the club announced. Orpik will be re-evaluated Wednesday." November 10

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    Chuck Gormley @ChuckGormleyCSN

    Brooks Orpik (wrist) says he's restricted from shooting.Hopeful of getting a preseason game or two. #CapitalsTalk

  • Orpik (wrist) progressing ahead of schedule

    Pro Hockey Talk "When Brooks Orpik underwent wrist surgery in July, the expectation was that he’d be ready in time for the Caps’ regular season opener on Oct. 10; however, it seems as though the defenseman is ahead of schedule. Speaking to Alex Prewitt of The Washington Post, Barry Trotz said the veteran blue..." September 14

  • Capitals defenseman Orpik has wrist surgery "Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik had surgery on his wrist Tuesday. "Based on the nature of this procedure, we anticipate Brooks returning to full hockey activities in time for the Capitals' regular-season opener," the Capitals said in a statement. "Brooks will resume full workout..." July 29

  • Orpik returning to the lineup vs. Minnesota; Gleason likely sidelined

    Washington Post "Defenseman Brooks Orpik appears poised to return from a lower-body injury that had sidelined him for four straight games, skating on the Washington Capitals’ top pairing beside John Carlson at their morning workout before facing the Minnesota Wild. “I feel good,” Orpik said. “We’ll see. I felt..." March 19

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    Adam Vingan @AdamVingan

    No Brooks Orpik (lower body). He'll miss his first game of the season tonight.

  • Orpik: Philly probably not a place to bring kids

    CSN Washington "It seems hard to believe that the Capitals are nearly halfway through the 2014-15 season and are facing the Metropolitan Division rival Philadelphia Flyers for the first time tonight [6:30 p.m. pregame, CSN]. Tonight will mark Caps defenseman Brook Orpik’s first game against the Flyers in a..." January 08

  • Orpik said ‘we let the pressure get to us’ in Pittsburgh

    Pro Hockey Talk "Brooks Orpik has never been a guy to bite his tongue and when it came to looking back on his time with the Pittsburgh Penguins he didn’t hold back. Orpik spoke with Pittsburgh radio host Joe Starkey about growing up in the Penguins organization and playing for some really bad and really good..." July 03

  • Maatta, Orpik miss Penguins morning skate

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Pittsburgh Penguins might have another key member of their defense out for Game 6 against the New York Rangers. Defensemen Brooks Orpik and Olli Maatta did not take part in the team’s morning skate. Orpik has played in just one game in the series, but Maatta has been a steady producer on..." May 11

  • Penguins' Orpik leaves Game 4 vs. Rangers "Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik did not play after the first period against the New York Rangers in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Second Round series at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday. Pittsburgh won 4-2 and leads the best-of-7 series 3-1 with Game 5 on Friday at Consol..." May 08

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    Dave Molinari @MolinariPG

    Kunitz and Orpik won't play for the Penguins today. Bylsma says they are day-to-day. Both sat out game in Denver Sunday.

  • Orpik’s future remains up in the air

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Brooks Orpik has pulled on a Penguins sweater for 701 regular-season games since breaking into the NHL in 2002. Only four men — Mario Lemieux, Jaromir Jagr, Jean Pronovost and Rick Kehoe — have done that more. All rank among the most-celebrated figures in franchise history, even though Lemieux..." April 08

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    Aaron Portzline @Aportzline

    #Pens D Brooks Orpik (concussion) and F Tanner Glass (broken hand) returned Fri vs. CAR. F Evgeni Malkin (lower body) may play Sun vs. #CBJ

  • Orpik, Glass targeting Friday return

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Coach Dan Bylsma might really like what he finds under the Christmas tree. The Penguins – off for three days because of the NHL's Christmas break that starts Tuesday – could welcome back two regulars to their lineup for a game at Carolina on Friday night. Defenseman Brooks Orpik (concussion)..." December 23

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    Dave Molinari @MolinariPG

    Orpik says he could return in Raleigh Friday. Scuderi still must get good test results Thursday before he can think about playing.

  • Bruins F Thornton suspended 15 games for actions against Orpik

    TSN "Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton has been suspended 15 games for his actions against the Pittsburgh Penguins last Saturday. Thornton had an in-person hearing with league officials on Friday. Midway through the first period, Thornton confronted Orpik in a scrum, pulling him down and..." December 14

  • Orpik skates with injured teammates

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik skated with other injured teammates on Friday morning at Consol Energy Center. Six days earlier, Orpik was the victim of an attack from Boston's Shawn Thornton, who will receive a punishment from the NHL at a hearing today. The Penguins have confirmed that..." December 13

  • Brooks Orpik doesn't remember anything from Saturday after anthem

    CBS Sports "Brooks Orpik was knocked unconscious when he took three gloved, undefended punches from Bruins enforcer Shawn Thornton Saturday night. Orpik doesn't remember leaving the ice on a stretcher. He doesn't remember hitting Loui Eriksson. According to Penguins general manager Ray Shero, the last thing..." December 10

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    Dave Molinari @MolinariPG

    Penguins recall D Brian Dumoulin from Wilkes-Barre and place Orpik on injured-reserve.

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    Joe Haggerty @HackswithHaggs

    Brooks Orpik placed on injured reserve with a concussion by the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday. That'll be a factor in Thornton's sentencing

  • Brooks Orpik leaves on stretcher after punch from Shawn Thornton

    CBS Sports "Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik left Saturday night's contest against the Boston Bruins on a stretcher. He was injured after a confrontation with Bruins forward Shawn Thornton in a scrum after Brad Marchand appeared injured after a bad hit from James Neal. The game had been chippy..." December 07

  • No report on Brooks Orpik after on-ice collision

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Penguins with a lineup close to what they might use when the season opens dominated a watered-down Detroit lineup in a 5-1 preseason win Wednesday night at Joe Louis Arena. They finished their preseason schedule 3-2-1. Chris Kunitz had two goals for the Penguins. Jussi Jokinen Craig..." September 26

  • Orpik's future with Penguins still uncertain

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Within a few weeks of their loss to Boston in the Eastern Conference final earlier this year the Penguins signed forwards Evgeni Malkin and Chris Kunitz and defenseman Kris Letang to contract extensions a year before their current deals expire. Another seemingly logical player for such..." September 17

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    Ken Wiebe @WiebeSunSports

    Warm-up just started at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. RW James Neal, D Brooks Orpik out there for #Pens and expected to suit up

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    Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins

    #Pens coach Bylsma: Orpik and Vitale (lower body) still day to day. No timetable on Crosby. Martin and Neal will play Saturday vs. Carolina

  • Orpik might use visor for first time tonight

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Last week, after a scary incident in which New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal was hit near his right eye with a puck, Penguins veteran defenseman Brooks Orpik said he was strongly leaning toward adding a protective visor to his helmet. This week, Orpik followed through. Orpik added one..." March 14