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Brooks Orpik | Defenseman | #44

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (37) / 9/26/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 217
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 1 (18) / PIT
Contract: view contract details

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Brooks Orpik (lower body) will play Tuesday night.
Orpik was on the ice for the pregame warmups after he missed one game due to a lower-body injury. He will skate alongside Christian Djoos on the third defense duo. Mar 20 - 6:38 PM

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Brooks Orpik (lower body) will be a game-time decision Tuesday night.

Orpik participated in the team's optional morning skate. He was not able to play on Sunday due to the ailment.
Mar 20 - 2:32 PM

Brooks Orpik (lower body) is doubtful to play Tuesday against Dallas.

Orpik missed Sunday's game due to a lower-body injury and he didn't practice on Monday. He is expected to get back on the ice Tuesday, though, and he's listed as day-to-day.
Mar 19 - 1:49 PM

Brooks Orpik (lower body) won't play in Sunday's game against Philadelphia.

Orpik hasn't missed a game all season. He has no goals, nine assists and a minus-10 rating in 71 games this season. He's day-to-day for now.
Mar 18 - 4:31 PM

Brooks Orpik heads into Tuesday's game at Carolina with just five assists through 40 games, but he has 122 hits and 91 blocked shots.

Orpik is the only player in the NHL with at least 90 hits and 90 blocked shots this season. Despite the lack of offense he remains a solid fantasy option in deeper pools for his physicality. He'll also earn his meager DFS salary more often than not, as he rarely takes a nice off from grinding on the boards.
Jan 1 - 11:29 PM

Brooks Orpik is on the ice and taking part in the warmup ahead of tonight's game against the Anaheim Ducks.

Despite his upper-body injury, Orpik has yet to miss a game, picking up five points in 33 game so far. Even though he is expected to be in the lineup, he should not be on any fantasy squads.
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 07:35:00 PM

Brooks Orpik will be a game-time decision in Saturday's game against the Ducks.

He missed Friday's practice, but he skated during Saturday's morning skate. Orpik has been dealing with an upper-body injury. We'll provide an update on his status as soon as the Capitals make one available.
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 11:42:00 AM

Brooks Orpik is dealing with an upper-body injury.

Orpik missed Friday's practice as a result. He's considered questionable for Saturday's contest.
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 01:04:00 PM

Brooks Orpik has been averaging 22:16 minutes this season, up from 17:47 in 2016-17.

Orpik is 37-years-old so it wasn't surprising to see his role gradually decline in recent years. However, the Capitals lost defensemen Kevin Shattenkirk, Nate Schmidt, and Karl Alzner over the summer. On top of that, Matt Niskanen (hand) is on the long-term injured reserve list. Orpik doesn't do much offensively, so even with his increased role he's not worth owning in standard leagues. However, he is noteworthy when it comes to hits (36) and blocked shots (31).
Thu, Nov 2, 2017 06:03:00 AM

Head coach Barry Trotz has announced that Brooks Orpik will most likely start the season in a top-four pairing role with John Carlson.

Because of an early slate of road games to start the season, Trotz wants a more of a veteran presence in his top-four. We wouldn't recommend picking up Orpik in even the deepest of leagues.
Sat, Sep 30, 2017 01:28:00 PM

Brooks Orpik is probable for Tuesday's match versus Calgary.

He received some maintenance Monday and didn't skate on Monday after he was banged up on Saturday against Tampa Bay.
Mon, Mar 20, 2017 04:11:00 PM

Brooks Orpik (lower body) returned to action on Thursday March 2.

Orpik was absent for three straight games. He had a shot on goal and five hits Thursday night.
Fri, Mar 3, 2017 05:01:00 AM

Brooks Orpik "probably" will play on Thursday against New Jersey.

Through 59 games this season the veteran defender has posted 12 assists along with 34 PIMs, 97 blocks and 142 hits. He'll likely be shifted down to the third pairing now with Kevin Shattenkirk in the fold. It shouldn't effect his fantasy value too much, however.
Thu, Mar 2, 2017 01:19:00 PM

Brooks Orpik (lower body) isn't ready to return on Tuesday against the Rangers.

This will be the third straight he has missed with a lower-body injury.
Tue, Feb 28, 2017 02:49:00 PM

Brooks Orpik (lower body) didn't travel with the Capitals to Nashville.

Orpik will consequently miss Saturday's game. He also missed Friday's contest.
Sat, Feb 25, 2017 06:08:00 AM

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4Jay Beagle
5Chandler Stephenson
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6Devante Smith-Pelly
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D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Dmitry Orlov
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5Christian Djoos
6Michal Kempny
7Madison Bowey
8Jakub Jerabek
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer
3Pheonix Copley