BROOKS ORPIK NEWS

Brooks Orpik won't play against Wild; Mike Richards questionable

Richards didn't practice on Wednesday, but he was on the ice for Thursday's optional skate.
Via Capitals Insider
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Capitals ready to welcome back a leader as Brooks Orpik nears return

Veteran defenseman has been out since early November with what the team has called a ‘lower-body injury.’
Via Capitals Insider
1 day ago  |  Discuss

How will Capitals make room for return of Orpik?

The Capitals need to figure out who should sit when defenseman Brooks Orpik finally returns to the lineup.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Caps counting on healthy Johansson, Orpik

The Capitals are hoping Marcus Johansson can return to action during this week's road trip. Brooks Orpik might not be far behind.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Connor Carrick, Paul Carey re-assigned to AHL

The return of both players is an encouraging sign about the progressing health of defenseman Brooks Orpik and center Marcus Johansson.
Via Capitals Insider
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Injured Caps Marcus Johansson, Brooks Orpik both progressing

Johansson and Orpik are likely to travel with the team next week.
Via Capitals Insider
6 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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Defenseman Brooks Orpik returns to team practices

Orpik hasn't skated with the team since Dec. 7.
Via Capitals Insider
9 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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Trotz says Johansson unlikely to play Tuesday

Marcus Johansson was not on the ice on Monday, but Brooks Orpik and Jay Beagle were. Barry Trotz provided an injury update on all three after practice.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the Washington Capitals Need Anything at the Trade Deadline?

The Washington Capitals are dominating the NHL. They sit atop the standings, and when they lose (which is rare), they rebound immediately. However, as the trade deadline looms five weeks from now (Feb. 29 at 3 p.m.), we have to ask the question: does Washington need anything, like they have in previous years? We remember our need for a goaltender around two years ago, in that horrifying...
Via The Sports Journal
17 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

Capitals 5, Devils 3: Highlights, Analysis, and Reaction

Five different Capitals scored goals, including three-time defending Maurice Rocket Richard award winner Alex Ovechkin, as the Capitals opened the 2015-16 season with a 5-3 win over the New Jersey Devils. FINAL SCORE: #Caps 5, Devils 3. Next Game is Tuesday at home v. SJS . #CapsWin pic.twitter.com/qsWC9ao5gS — Washington Capitals (@washcaps) October 11, 2015 The Capitals jumped...
Via KCM Sports
October 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Brooks Orpik has wrist surgery

Defenseman Brooks Orpik had successful wrist surgery on Tuesday morning. The Capitals press release stated that Orpik will be ready for the start of the regular season, and that he will return to "full workout activities" in just two weeks. Last season, Orpik played in 78 games in his first year with the Capitals. Orpik signed a five-year, $27.75 million contract with the Capitals...
Via Fox Sports
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik has wrist surgery

WASHINGTON (AP) Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik underwent wrist surgery Tuesday, according to a statement from the team. The Capitals said he will resume full workout activities in two weeks. They anticipate Orpik returning to full hockey activities in time for the season opener. The 34-year-old was signed by the Capitals as a free agent last year and totaled 19 assists...
Via AP on Fox
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Orpik gets a bobblehead, who else will?

As part of the Inova blood drive, blood donors were given Capitals Brooks Orpik bobbleheads for their donation.There will be another blood drive in November, but the details of who will be featured on the bobblehead have not yet been released.The Inova Blood Donor Services has been giving away bobbleheads for blood donors for several seasons now. Several current Capitals have had...
Via Fox Sports
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Capitals Have Crucial Offseason Decisions To Make, Fans Snatching Up Tickets In Anticipation

View image | gettyimages.com General Manager Brian MacLellan and his Washington Capitals spent big during free agency last season. The signing of defenders Brooks Orpik and Matt Niskanen helped them finish in second in the Eastern Conference Metropolitan Division with a record of 45-26-11. This offseason, they aim to rebound from a second-round playoff exit, as goaltender Braden...
Via KCM Sports
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Dan Boyle Leaves Game 7 After Hit To Head From Brooks Orpik (GIF)

Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik has played on the edge his entire NHL career, and he went over it in Wednesday night’s Game 7 against the New York Rangers. New York Rangers defenseman Dan Boyle took a hit to the head from Orpik along the boards in the third period and was forced to leave the game. He didn’t return in regulation. No penalty was called on Orpik. GIF...
Via NESN.com
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Brooks Orpik levels Dan Boyle

This is the hit Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik put on Rangers defenseman Dan Boyle. Do you think that this is a dirty hit? Is there a suspension coming? Boyle left the game after the hit. @Dave_Schwartz cheap shot elbow to the head not called. — GPL (@GopherPuckLive) May 14, 2015 @DRdiabloTHW oh man. That's a lot of elbow to head :S — Callum Fraser (@CallumFraser18...
Via Goon's World
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

GIF: Brooks Orpik levels Dan Boyle

Brooks Orpik crushed Dan Boyle in Game 7 between the Capitals and Rangers. Boyle entered the zone fairly low and Orpik was there to deliver a crunching check. Was this a clean hit by Orpik? Boyle placed himself in a vulnerable position and Orpik appeared to keep his arm at his side and he didn’t leave his skates, but there was a lot of contact made to the head. Was this a case...
Via Bloguin Best
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

GIF: Brooks Orpik levels Dan Boyle

Brooks Orpik crushed Dan Boyle in Game 7 between the Capitals and Rangers. Boyle entered the zone fairly low and Orpik was there to deliver a crunching check. At first, this looked like a bad hit by Orpik, but the replay clearly proved that Orpik never extended his elbow and didn’t leave his skates to make contact. There was plenty of contact to Boyle’s head, but he placed himself...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals Embracing New Physical Identity

Brooks Orpik #44 of the Washington Capitals checks Mark Scheifele #55 of the Winnipeg Jets into the boards during second period action on March 21, 2015 at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Lance Thomson/NHLI via Getty Images) The Washington Capitals have completely changed their team identity. After years of play based on finesse and all out offense, the Washington...
Via The Sports Journal
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Matt Niskanen hits a beer bottle back into the stands

You might remember that Islanders fans nailed Brooks Orpik with a beer a couple games ago. Following the Islanders’ win in Game 6, fans tossed several cups and objects at the Capitals as they left the ice. The Caps looked pretty irritated (rightfully so) and Matt Niskanen took it upon himself to send a beer bottle back into the crowd. See ya #BYE #isles #bigwin #nocaps #bottleservice...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Fan throws a beer at Brooks Orpik

We recently talked about Islanders fans and how they prematurely stole seats from the Nassau Coliseum. This time the story isn’t quite as quirky as one fan tossed a beer at Brooks Orpik following Washington’s Game 4 victory. Don’t. Throw. Things. On. The. Ice. The post Video: Fan throws a beer at Brooks Orpik appeared first on Puck Drunk Love.
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Fan throws a beer at Brooks Orpik

We recently talked about Islanders fans and how they prematurely stole seats from the Nassau Coliseum. This time the story isn’t quite as quirky as one fan tossed a beer at Brooks Orpik following Washington’s Game 4 victory. Don’t. Throw. Things. On. The. Ice. The post Video: Fan throws a beer at Brooks Orpik appeared first on Puck Drunk Love.
Via Bloguin Best
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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