Found December 10, 2013 on Sports Injury Alert:
The club announced Monday that the Pittsburgh Penguins have put Brooks Orpikon the injured reserve list. The 33 year old Orpik got hurt during an ugly incident against Boston on Saturday.He was jumped by one of the Bruins forwards, Shawn Thornton. Orpik was thrown to the ice and punched, briefly losing consciousness before getting stretchered off. He was later admitted to a local hospital for observation.The Penguins did not release his injury, but it’s believed the veteran indeed suffered a concussion. Thornton has been suspended indefinitely pending an in-person hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety.Orpik had seven points in 30 games this season and was averaging over 22 minutes per night. Losing him is huge, especially given all the injuries on the Pittsburgh blueline. The Penguins were already without Rob Scuderi(broken ankle) and Paul Martin(fractured tibia), both who are on IR.To replace Orpik, the Penquins recalled Brian Dumoulin from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

Brooks Orpik doesn't remember anything from Saturday after anthem

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 Orpik remembered from the Penguins' tilt against the Bruins is the national...

Pittsburgh Penguins Recall Brian Dumoulin; Place Brooks Orpik On IR

The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled defenseman Brian Dumoulin from the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins. Dumoulin has played in 22 games this season in the American Hockey League, recording 1 goal and 5 assists. He was chosen in the 2nd round (51 overall) by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. To make room for Dumoulin, the Penguins placed Brooks Orpik on the Injured...

The Fight Club by @pghgirl15222

Hockey is a game of toughness. Most people would consider hockey players as some of the strongest and toughest athletes in the world. Their schedules are rigorous and the physical aspect of their game is unparalleled. No one doubts this, and left and right people argue about whether or not fighting should be banned from the game. Josh Yohe, Pittsburgh Penguins' beat-writer for...

OIlers captain Andrew Ference believes Shawn Thornton remorseful over Brooks Orpik incident

Andrew Ference knows Shawn Thornton personally. A former member of the Boston Bruins and now captain of the Edmonton Oilers, Ference doesn’t condone Thornton’s actions against Pittsburgh Penguins defenceman Brooks Orpik on Saturday. Ference does, however, feel Thornton’s remorse is genuine. “It was 100% genuine, I know him,” Ference said. “I talked to some of the guys...

Mario Lemieux Was Right in 1992 by @PandaPSU

(Photo courtesy of a truly embarrassing display of "hockey" between the Bruins and Penguins Saturday night, the NHL is left to pick up the pieces. The season has already been marred with dirty hits and an ugly goalie fight in the Philadelphia Flyers/Washington Capitals game. What Shawn Thornton did to Brooks Orpik on Saturday night went way beyond any...

Shawn Thorton and James Neal's Acts Continue Embarrassment for the NHL by @MadChad412

I truly love the game of hockey. I love everything about it, the speed, the skill of the professional players, and the hitting that comes along with the game. What I do not love is guys that play the game maliciously assault other players during a sanctioned game. The NHL is a league that hasn't quite figured out that it is it's own worst enemy. While the league has grown...

Boston Bruins Week in Review: 12/2/13 - 12/8/13

After a wild four day stretch of hockey which saw the Boston Bruins lose to their archrivals from Montreal, make a frantic comeback in a physical game against the Penguins, and travel to Toronto to defeat their friends from last year's stunning playoff series, here are some quick questions surrounding the team: What caused Shawn Thornton to morph into Sean Avery or Matt Cooke...

Puck Dumps 12/10/13

My morning is being spent watching Garfield cartoons. How are you doing? The Top Line The Penguins beat the Blue Jackets last night: NBC, Yahoo The Local Take #1 The Local Take # 2 On that same note, the Brooks Orpik incident is being thoroughly explored. Sports Illustrated, Sporting news  The Local Take  And now for fun, take a look at this sweet goal from...

Dirty hits and their impact on the league

Suit’s post yesterday was spot on about the need for grit, not goons, on this Rangers team. Though the Rangers need grit, the goons have been out in full force this past weekend in the NHL. For as long as I can remember being a fan, the debate of banning fighting has been around, but that’s not what we’ve seen this past weekend; we’ve seen extremely dangerous and unsportsmanlike...

Assessing the fallout from B's/Pens (and there was a lot)

(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)The Bruins and Penguins played one of the more entertaining, emotional, and controversial games of the year, not just for each team but probably in the entire NHL.Just a few of the bullet points (no pun-intended, and in no particular order) that face each team less than 24-hours after the epic tilt:Loui Eriksson did in fact suffer a concussion...


  Biggest Story The Bruins/Penguins game on Saturday night had the makings of being an excellent hockey game.  Instead, the game was marred by vicious and suspendable plays by James Neal and Shawn Thornton.  The whole thing got started when Brooks Orpik delivered a clean hit on Loui Eriksson.  The Bruins were enraged with the hit and Eriksson leaving the game, with most...

Murray Musings- The Cringe Factor

By Tom Murray, It was a cheap and dirty act, intentional and irresponsible. And the result could have been far worse than it turned out to be. No. Not Shawn Thornton’s attack on Brooks Orpik last Saturday night. More on that in a bit. This happened just a few moments earlier in the first period of that game in Boston between the Bruins and Penguins. After being tripped up...
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