Brooks Orpik RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

    NHL.com "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.ca "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

    CBSSports.com "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

    CBSSports.com "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