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Brooks Orpik | Defenseman

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (35) / 9/26/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 221
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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. Nov 30 - 2:23 PM

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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.
Nov 23 - 6:15 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.
Nov 18 - 12:56 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.
Nov 12 - 6:41 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.
Nov 12 - 12:53 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.
Nov 11 - 11:25 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.
Nov 6 - 2:50 PM

Brooks Orpik will be in the Washington lineup Saturday.

Orpik underwent off-season wrist surgery and it was thought he wouldn't be ready for the opener but he is good to go according to coach Barry Trotz. Orpik will not be fantasy worthy although he managed 19 assists and 66 penalty minutes in 78 games last season.
Oct 10 - 11:32 AM

Brooks Orpik (wrist) is questionable for the Capitals' preseason finale on Sunday.

Orpik was hoping to get into an exhibition contest before the start of the season. It's not clear how missing that game would impact his ability to play in the Capitals' opener, but obviously his lack of preseason ice time would be a concern.
Oct 2 - 11:54 AM

Brooks Orpik (wrist) will likely see exhibition playing time at some point, according to coach Barry Trotz.

Trotz said it's a "very good possibility" that Orpik plays. The physical blueliner underwent off-season wrist surgery and he's been finishing his recovery over training camp.
Sep 23 - 4:10 PM

Brooks Orpik's wrist is apparently not 100% yet.

Orpik can't shoot the puck yet after undergoing offseason surgery. He does hope to participate in one or two preseason games though.
Sep 18 - 1:36 PM

Brooks Oprik is not expected to miss time during the preseason after offseason wrist surgery.

The Capitals defenseman had surgery less than seven weeks ago. "He’ll be fine," Capitals coach Barry Trotz said. "I expect him to play in some exhibition games and be ready to go." Orpik had 19 points and 66 penalty minutes in 78 games last season. Don’t count on him in fantasy leagues.
Sep 13 - 11:18 AM

Brooks Orpik underwent wrist surgery on Tuesday.

Orpik is still expected to be ready for the start of the regular season. It will take him about two weeks to get back to full workout activities.
Jul 28 - 8:08 PM

Brooks Orpik's first season with the Washington Capitals went very well.

Orpik led the team in hits (306) and blocks (192) while averaging 21:47 minutes per contest. He's not known for his offensive work, but he also recorded a respectable 19 assists in 78 games. "Talk about one of the guys who had as big an impact of any player that we added to our locker room, he had a tremendous impact on our team, and he'll continue to do that," coach Barry Trotz said. Orpik will celebrate his 35th birthday in September, so age is a growing concern for the physical blueliner.
May 19 - 2:56 PM

Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik delivered a somewhat questionable hit on New York Rangers winger James Sheppard in Game 2.

Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News took issue with the check, for one. There was no penalty on the play, but keep an eye out in case the Department of Player Safety takes a look at it (which is unlikely).
May 2 - 2:23 PM

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