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Brooks Orpik | Defenseman | #44

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (35) / 9/26/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 221
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 1 (18) / PIT
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Brooks Orpik (lower body) participated in Washington's Thursday morning skate.
Orpik might follow that up by taking part in Friday's practice. In the meantime though, he will miss his 35th consecutive game on Thursday. Feb 4 - 11:42 AM

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Brooks Orpik (lower body) took to the ice before practice on Monday.

Injured forward Jay Beagle was on the ice with him. Orpik has been out of action since Nov. 10 and his previous attempts to get back have resulted in some setbacks.
Feb 1 - 2:31 PM

Brooks Orpik (lower body) will not accompany the Capitals to Buffalo for Saturday's game.

It's just a one-game road trip, so there's not a whole lot of point to take Orpik. The 35-year-old defenseman hasn't played since Nov. 10 and is on the long-term injured reserve list.
Jan 15 - 1:28 PM

Brooks Orpik (lower body) skated before practice Wednesday.

Coach Barry Trotz said Orpik has been on the ice two days this week, but he hadn't been seen skating since Dec. 7. There's sill no timetable for his return to action, though. Orpik is on LTIR and he hasn't played since Nov. 10.
Jan 13 - 6:39 PM

Brooks Orpik has been moved to long-term injured reserve.

He can be activated at any time because he hasn't played since Nov. 10 due to a lower-body injury. It's still uncertain when he will be ready to return.
Thu, Dec 31, 2015 10:10:00 AM

There is still no timetable for the return of Brooks Orpik (lower body).

The sad thing is that the Capitals do not miss him as they are 15-2-2 in the 19 games that he has missed. Orpik has only three points this season in 14 games and has not even been able to practice since December 7.
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 10:36:00 AM

Brooks Orpik (lower body) will sit for a 12th straight time on Tuesday.

He attempted to practice on Monday, but he headed off the ice frustrated after a drill. "It's just not coming around the way he wanted," coach Barry Trotz said. "We're not going to hurry him, as I've always said. He's going back to have some more tests done for a little bit of peace of mind." Orpik hasn't played since Nov. 12.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 02:06:00 PM

Brooks Orpik (lower body) won't travel with the Capitals, so he won't play in the next two games.

That will keep him out at Montreal Thursday and at Winnipeg on Saturday night. Orpik has already missed nine games, with 11 absences coming, and there is not timetable for his return.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 02:21:00 PM

Brooks Orpik (lower body) is considered doubtful for Thursday's game at Montreal.

He hasn't played since Nov. 10 because of a lower-body injury, but he was on the ice for Monday's session.
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 02:23:00 PM

Brooks Orpik (lower body) will miss his sixth straight game Monday.

He is still dealing with a lower-body injury. Orpik has three points, 41 hits and 27 blocks in 14 games this season.
Mon, Nov 23, 2015 06:15:00 PM

Brooks Orpik may be ready to play Thursday against Dallas.

However, he will not be in the lineup Wednesday night when the Capitals visit Detroit. Orpik hasn't played since Nov. 10 when he suffered a lower-body injury.
Wed, Nov 18, 2015 12:56:00 PM

Brooks Orpik (lower body) isn't participating in Thursday's pregame warmups.

Orpik was regarded as a game-time decision and it looks like the call was that he's not ready to play. He sustained the ailment on Tuesday.
Thu, Nov 12, 2015 06:41:00 PM

Brooks Orpik (lower body) is considered a game-time decision on Thursday.

Orpik was pulled from Tuesday's contest because of the injury. He has a goal and three points in 14 contests in 2015-16.
Thu, Nov 12, 2015 12:53:00 PM

Brooks Orpik couldn't complete Tuesday's game due to a lower-body injury.

Orpik was limited to one shift in the second period and he didn't play at all in the third. It's worth noting that Orpik missed Friday's practice because he was "hurting." It's not clear if this is related though.
Wed, Nov 11, 2015 11:25:00 AM

Brooks Orpik didn't participate in Friday's practice.

Orpik is apparently hurting, but not to the extend where he's expected to miss any playing time. This was just an opportunity to give him a chance to rest. Perhaps this will develop into more, but for now we're still penciling him in for Saturday's contest.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 02:50:00 PM

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