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Brooks Orpik | Defenseman

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (35) / 9/26/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 220
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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

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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

Brooks Orpik appears to be set to return Thursday versus the Minnesota Wild.

Coach Barry Trotz said that Orpik is ready to play and the defenseman stated that he felt good after the morning skate. Trotz said that Orpik's ice time would be monitored throughout the contest.
Mar 19 - 4:46 PM

Brooks Orpik (lower body) practiced on Wednesday.

He will travel with the Capitals to Minnesota for Thursday's contest and his status will be determined in the morning. "He's getting a little closer," coach Barry Trotz said. "We're going to be sure with him." Orpik has missed the last four games with a lower-body injury.
Mar 18 - 4:44 PM

Brooks Orpik (lower body) skated on his own Saturday.

Orpik is doubtful for Sunday's game. Just an FYI in case you have him.
Mar 15 - 11:26 AM

Brooks Orpik (lower body injury) will not be able to dress in Wednesday’s matchup with the Rangers.

Orpik was hurt during practice Tuesday morning and will be held out of the Capitals lineup Wednesday night. The veteran defenseman will miss his first game of the season and has been a big reason for the Capitals solid play this season. He has 16 assists and a plus two rating on the year. Cameron Schilling will dress in his place.
Mar 11 - 7:48 PM

Brooks Orpik (lower body) will be a game-time decision Wednesday, but he appears to be doubtful.

He exited Tuesday's practice early with a lower-body injury and did not take part in Wednesday's session.
Mar 11 - 4:29 PM

Brooks Orpik left Tuesday's practice due to a lower-body injury.

It's not clear if Orpik will be available on Wednesday, but the timing is particularly unfortunate given that fellow defenseman Mike Green (upper body) is also questionable. Nate Schmidt has been summoned on an emergency basis to help fill the potential void.
Mar 10 - 12:05 PM

Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz describes defenseman Brooks Orpik as "a little bit hurt, but not not injured."

Orpik was able to play in the 2015 Winter Classic despite being banged up. Orpik has eight assists and 32 SOG, but his value is best illustrated in grit stats, as he has 34 PIM and 141 hits so far in 2014-15.
Jan 3 - 1:24 PM

Brooks Orpik returned to action on Thursday January 1.

He was able to play in his fourth outdoor game Thursday afternoon in the Winter Classic. Orpik logged 24:44 of ice time against Chicago, while being credited with three hits and three blocks.
Jan 2 - 1:54 AM

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