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Injured Caps Marcus Johansson, Brooks Orpik both progressing

Johansson and Orpik are likely to travel with the team next week.
Via Capitals Insider
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooks Orpik practices with Capitals for first time since December

The Capitals have been humming along with their season, but, for the most part, defenseman Brooks Orpik hasn't taken part in the Capitals' winning start.Orpik has been out of the lineup since Nov. 10 with a lower body injury. He hadn't been on the ice practicing since Dec. 7.But today, Orpik appeared on the ice for a morning skate.Afterwords, Orpik addressed the media, who had been...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Defenseman Brooks Orpik returns to team practices

Orpik hasn't skated with the team since Dec. 7.
Via Capitals Insider
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooks Orpik returns to practice for Caps, game status not as clear

When Brooks Orpik stepped on the ice at Kettler Tuesday morning his teammates greeted him with hoots and hollers. An hour later Orpik came off the ice with a smile and without a trace of a limp.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Injured defensemen Carlson, Orpik to join Capitals on road trip

Washington Capitals defensemen John Carlson and Brooks Orpik will accompany the team on its three-game road trip, coach Barry Trotz told reporters on Monday.Carlson skated under the watch of a trainer during Monday morning's practice after missing four games with a lower-body injury. Trotz told reporters that the 25-year-old Carlson is very doubtful to play in Tuesday's tilt versus...
Via Fox Sports
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Islanders fans continue bad behavior as Brooks Orpik gets hit with cup (video)

The Washington Capitals got a huge road victory Tuesday night, beating the New York Islanders in overtime 2-1 courtesy of an overtime winner from Nicklas Backstrom. As Capitals players slapped each other on the back and celebrated on the ice, what appears to be a beer cup comes flying onto the ice, hitting defenseman Brooks...Read More The post Islanders fans continue bad behavior...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Pens defenseman Orpik out for Game Five

PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Penguins will play tonight's crucial Game Five vs. the Columbus Blue Jackets without veteran defenseman Brooks Orpik. Orpik has been scratched from the lineup with an undisclosed injury. He also did not skate at Penguins practice on Friday. Both teams had Thursday off following the dramatics of Wednesday night's Game Four, when the Blue Jackets rallied...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Penguins’ Orpik embroiled in controversy after hard hit on Toews

Let me know if you’ve heard this one before: a hard hit by Brooks Orpik, a star player injured, and yet another mindless conversation about Orpik’s status as a dirty player. It’s almost a carbon-copy of the incident that happened early this season in Boston when Orpik belted Loui Ericsson near the blue-line, except this time Shawn Thornton wasn’t around to karate chop Orpik...
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins: what to do with Brooks Orpik

In many ways, Brooks Orpik is the Original Penguin. Drafted in 2000, Orpik has been there through the lean years as well as the eventual rebuilding of the Penguins into a Stanley Cup Champion.  He is the longest tenured member of the team and no doubt a valuable presence off the ice and in the locker room. Having said that, it’s time Pittsburgh finally cut ties with the 33-year...
February 06, 2014  |  2 Comments

Shawn Thorton Attacks Brooks Orpik, Orpik leaves on a stretcher

One of the most malicious and violent attacks we have ever seen in the NHL.  Shawn Thorton of the Boston Bruins slew-foots Brooks Orpik from behind and continuously punches Orpik while Orpik is on his back on the ice. Thorton deserves to be suspended and needs to have criminal charges pressed on him. Just a total scumbag making a scumbag move.Go ahead, read the rest »
Via PensInitiative
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

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